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11. 21. 2019

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Oral Appliance Therapy/Titration

As we know, TMJ/TMD patients frequently present with overlapping signs and symptoms of OSA/sleep disorder patients.  TMD affects approximately 5% to 15% of the population, predominantly women. Many patients exhibit sleep dysfunction associated with persistent pain and inability to sleep on their side, but sleeping supine in most people increases the risk for sleep disordered…

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10. 22. 2019

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The Role of the Cardiologist in Sleep Disorder Breathing

As many of us are aware, OSA is associated with hypertension, AFib, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and stroke.  The number of men and women diagnosed with Sleep Apnea (twice as many men as women) has increased over the last 20 years.  Statistically, 50% of OSA patients are hypertensive, 30% of hypertensive patients have…

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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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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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