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Sleep Disorders in Parkinson Patients

In a perfect world, sleep is a time for rest, renewal, and regeneration.  Unfortunately, for people suffering from Parkinson’s...
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OSA and Weight Loss

Researchers have been studying the interrelations of OSA, weight loss and Type 2 diabetes for years. Recently there have...
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Sleep Pattern Alterations Due to Covid-19

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, the pandemic and home confinement has resulted in...
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Associations Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies have shown that insufficient or decreased sleep quality is associated with poor cognitive function.  In addition, sleep disturbances...
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New Daily Persistent Headache

Over the last several years there have been new developments in the research for NDPH (new daily persistent headache).  ...
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How Pain can Exacerbate Existing TMD Pain

When we think about the different types of pain that exist, many things can come to mind. Let’s break...
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3D Facial Photography

Technology has come a long way in recent years.  Imaging especially has had great advancements and has impacted the...
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Sleep Difficulties in Preschoolers Associated with Behavioral Disorders

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has presented a study in which preschoolers with behavioral and...
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Our Precautions on the COVID-19 Virus

  Dear Patients, fellow Colleagues, and Friends,   At Michigan Head & Neck Institute, it has always been our...
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Newly Known Dangers of Snoring

Aside from keeping you awake at night, many individuals who snore heavily are at risk for damaging their upper...
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Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep?

If someone told you that there was a pill you could take to get by on less sleep, chances...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Sleep Disorders and Stroke

          Getting a “good night’s sleep” is hard enough, especially so for stroke survivors. While...
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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...
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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...
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Autism and Headaches

  The level of stress and/or anxiety that a child is experiencing depends on a variety of causalities including...
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Sleep Deprivation vs Alcohol Effects

Most patients today aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Ultimately, the circadian process regulating the...
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Economic Cost of Sleep Deprivation

Between 1975 and 2006, there was a 22% increase in people getting less than six hours of sleep per...
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Performance Suffers with Sleep Deprivation

It’s true that when we don’t get enough sleep, our performance suffers the next day.  We feel groggy and...
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TMD and Aural Symptoms

There are many theories surrounding the relationship between TMD and aural symptoms. Many of these theories are based off...
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Importance of Sleep & Dreams

Freud perseverated on dreams during sleep and emphasized the importance of the unconscious mind. He postulated that our brains...
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Cells Affecting Circadian Rhythms

Since the 1970’s, scientists have been unable to determine which cells in the brain are responsible for controlling the...
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Lack of Sleep Effects on Brain

The long-term effect of insignificant oxygenation to individual cells in our body and lack of sleep has been shown...
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Early Signs of Dementia in Younger Adults

Is longer sleep duration a sign of early neurodegeneration?  This deterioration causes a loss in cognitive ability/function, which ultimately...
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Signs & Symptoms of TMD Related to the Degree of Mouth Opening & Hearing Loss

The following article discusses the connection between TMD, mouth opening, aural symptoms and hearing loss.  The instrumental role of...
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Sleep Disordered Breathing Treatment

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in patients with heart failure (HF), and hypoxia and hypercapnia stimulate autonomic reflex responses....
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Drowsy Driving

Approximately 1 in 25 adults aged 18 years or older report that they have fallen asleep while driving at...
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Skipping Dinner Weight Loss

It has now been proven that meal-timing strategies can increase fat/protein burning and reduce hunger. By eating the last...
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Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome

For those doctors out there – you know that you never take your own advice.  Maybe the following article...
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Effects of Poor Sleep

According to the following article, 80% of Sleep Apnea cases are undiagnosed.  On average, an employee suffering from a...
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Stem Cells & TMJ

A recent study done at Columbia College of Dental Medicine states that certain stem cells can stimulate healing, create...
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Exercise & OSA

According to this study performed in 2011, exercise produces a positive effect on sleep quality and OSA severity. The...
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