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08. 20. 2019

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Sleep Disorders & Multiple Sclerosis

Recent studies have begun to expose similarities between the symptoms of OSA and MS.  This article surveyed more than 2,300 people with MS, and 70% reported having a sleep disorder.  Diagnosis can occur anywhere between age 20-age 50, and women are more likely than men to be affected.  This age group is noteworthy because this…

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07. 22. 2019

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OSA, Women & Aging

Traditionally, OSA has always been viewed as a male disease (3 to 1), however, OSA in women is becoming increasingly recognized.  Because of the discrepancy in the symptoms between women and men, women are often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed.  Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, the most common SDB condition.  A…

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06. 24. 2019

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Sleep Disorders and Stroke

          Getting a “good night’s sleep” is hard enough, especially so for stroke survivors. While various studies have been performed to determine the relationship between the two, physicians continue to miss the signs.  In fact, according to a review published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, more than 50% of…

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05. 09. 2019

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Teen Obesity & OSA

We already know that OSA causes (and is related to) other serious health issues, no matter what your age is.  The following article focuses on teens diagnosed with OSA who are also battling obesity.  Studies have shown that 60% of obese children have OSA.  The author mentions the “chicken or egg” story, because many times…

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01. 17. 2019

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Postpartum Sleep Deprivation

According to research published in January 2018 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, another factor warranting further examination is sleep loss, which has been shown to precede manic episodes in a range of studies.  Sleep changes the body’s physiological state.  Serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are all involved in sleep.  Stage 1 is more of a…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


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