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11. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – Not Just For Adults

While most of my discussions involve Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults, today I will be talking about OSA in children.  Childhood OSA is a common, often undiagnosed, disorder that 1 in 4 children suffer from. While the severity may differ, literature suggests that only 1% – 4% of children are diagnosed with OSA. For…

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11. 16. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

How Long Should I Nap?

Most people enjoy a good nap when they’re tired. Some of us even work it in to our schedules on a daily basis so that we can be more productive. There are 3 different types of naps – planned, habitual and emergency naps. Planned – taking a preventative nap before you actually become tired, for…

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09. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Medical & Psychological Disorders Named After Popular Literary Characters

Medical practitioners and psychologists use the term “syndrome” to refer to a set or pattern of symptoms that usually occur together and are indicative of a particular disorder, disease, or social condition.  Most syndromes are named after the physicians who first discovered or detected the association of the symptoms. There are exceptions, however.  The following…

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08. 11. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Bus crash in China’s northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

At least the United State is (was) taking action to prevent bus, truck and train accidents due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There is not even a mention of that possibility in this article… https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/10/china-coach-crash-shaanxi-province/558214001/

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07. 19. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Are You Getting Enough Exercise?

For many of us working long days in the office, we tend to forget the importance of exercise and the health benefits associated.  We make excuses to avoid going to the gym, and we place exercise at the bottom of the priority list most times.  Even as little as 15-30 minutes per day can make…

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