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11. 19. 2018

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Association Between OSA & Eye Disorders

How many of you have struggled with different eye disorders?  Did you ever think that they could be related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?  A multitude of symptoms are associated with OSA, as we have discussed in the past.  This month we will focus on the side effects that relate to your eyes. There are…

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10. 16. 2018

Recent News, Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Can I Have TMD and OSA at the Same Time?

The answer is YES; you can have both TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Sometimes it can be hard to know which symptoms belong to which disorder, as many are overlapping.  For example, some overlapping symptoms of TMD and OSA are as follows: Headaches (especially upon wakening) Jaw Pain Facial Pain Chronic…

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09. 17. 2018

Sleep Apnea

Can Lack of Sleep Affect My Marriage?

How many people out there can relate to the following scenario – you are woken up by your spouse in the middle of the night due to snoring. Chances are, this is either happening to you, or someone you know.  Unfortunately, the person doing the snoring isn’t always willing to get the help they need,…

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07. 16. 2018

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Brainwaves, Sleep and Memory

There have been multiple studies that focus on the correlation between sleep and memory.  We have been taught that poor sleep, especially among older adults, can lead to brain deterioration and extensive memory loss – even Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  This month’s topic will focus on brain waves during sleep and how NREM sleep can support…

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05. 30. 2018

Sleep Apnea

OSA and Chronic Pain

The following article outlines the relationship between pain and sleep disturbances, specifically their cause-and-effect relationship.  Chronic pain impairs quality of sleep, and poor sleep cycles intensify pain. Approximately 28 million Americans report sleep issues stemming from chronic pain.  Patients who experience fragmented sleep may have a decreased pain threshold and longer recovery times from injuries. …

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