Sleep Aches Blog

Trouble Sleeping Can Lead to Cognitive Impairment

For people experiencing insomnia, sleep deprivation, OSA or sleep disordered breathing, cognitive impairment is common. The brain is supposed...
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea & TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of disability and death in the United States and worldwide. Each...
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Tissue Engineering for the TMJ’s

We all know someone who has arthritis, which is an inflammation that gradually destroys the structure of a joint. ...
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How Does ADHD Relate to Sleep Disorder?

Studies have shown that individuals with ADHD symptoms are more susceptible to the effects of sleep deprivation (and therefore...
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What is Fragmented Sleep?

Have you found that you fall asleep quickly at night, but then wake up multiple times?  Typically these waking...
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Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea a Risk Factor for COVID-19?

Many of the common risk factors and comorbidities associated with OSA, such as diabetes, obesity, male sex, upper airway...
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The Connection Between OSA & Hypothyroidism

Sometimes your body confuses healthy cells for invading cells, more commonly known as an autoimmune response.  If the autoimmune...
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A Woman’s Worst Nightmare – Advanced Aging from Sleep Disorders

Having Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) conditions may speed up aging, especially among women.  As...
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Are You Experiencing Eye Twitching/Spasms?

There are many different kinds of muscle spasms that exist, ranging in intensity from mild twitches to severe pain. ...
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Is the Quarantine Causing Depression, or Are You Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

Since the Quarantine started, many people are feeling the effects of isolation, both physically and mentally. While it has...
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Has Your OSA Been Misdiagnosed as Depression?

          Have you or someone you know been battling depression for years without any results?...
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What Doctor Treats Sleep Apnea?

Individuals who have sleep apnea experience interrupted breathing again and again during the night, which disrupts sleep and can...
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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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How Behavior Patterns Affects Sleep

How Behavior Patterns Affects Sleep Getting a good night’s sleep is essential, but still ends up at the bottom...
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Are Women Affected More Than Men?

There are countless symptoms and dysfunctions associated with the TNS (trigeminal nervous system), and unfortunately women are more prone...
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New Year – New You

It is that time of year when everyone is busy with the holidays and family and friends.  We must...
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Are Mood Swings Related to Headaches?

Emotions often play a part in headaches.  Sometimes, the emotions are suppressed, while other times they are apparent at...
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How Much Time Does a Sleep Apnea Test Require

If you are having difficulty sleeping soundly at night or seem to wake up still feeling tired, sleep apnea may...
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Is a Sleep Study Necessary to Get a CPAP Machine?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing is constantly disrupted throughout the night. Each time a person stops breathing...
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Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Today, over 18 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and some government studies indicate...
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Fried Food and OSA

Who doesn’t like fried food?  Fried food is probably the most widely consumed food in the US (and worldwide). ...
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Balance and Disorders of the Inner Ear

Saying, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” is something that we all have joked about, but it is...
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How to Sleep with Sleep Apnea

Have you taken the sleep apnea quiz? At the Michigan Head & Neck Institute, we’ve created a simple questionnaire...
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Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that causes you to momentarily stop breathing multiple times per night. Because the...
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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Oral appliance therapy is commonly used today in the treatment of mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  For...
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Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment: What Are Your Options? Sleep apnea is a condition in which an individual stops breathing every...
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Eye Disorders in Adults

How many of you have struggled with different eye disorders?  Did you ever think that they could be related...
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TMJ Sleep Apnea Mouth Piece

The answer is YES; you can have both TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Sometimes it...
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How Do Sleep Disorders Affect Relationships?

How many people out there can relate to the following scenario – you are woken up by your spouse...
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Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise

We all know that exercise is beneficial for us.  The issue for most of us is making time for...
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Brainwaves During Sleep Stages

There have been multiple studies that focus on the correlation between sleep and memory.  We have been taught that...
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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...
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Songs to get your baby to sleep

If you’ve recently had a baby, or you know what it’s like to have a newborn, then you know...
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Sleep Apnea Side Effects Untreated

Sleep Apnea is a condition in which your breathing becomes shallow or even completely stops for a brief moment...
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Dangers of Underdiagnosis

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Summer 2017 edition titled “Dangers of Underdiagnosis” Page 52  ...
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Sleep & Pain

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Winter 2018 edition titled “Sleep and Pain” Page 32  ...
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Aromatherapy Uses

Essential oils have been used throughout history to cure diseases and relieve symptoms of certain illnesses.  Aromatherapy is the...
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Sleep Deprivation is an Economic Problem

If you are a business owner, an HR Director, a newly hired employee, a union representative, or the spouse...
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Don’t Forget to Sleep over the Holidays

Do you get stressed out during the holidays?  Are you getting enough sleep?  Even though you may feel like...
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Not All Drivers Should Be Behind the Wheel

When you think about the irregular schedules of commercial drivers, it’s no wonder that the majority of them suffer...
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What Does Sleep Apnea Do to Your Body

Undiagnosed and untreated OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can cause many dangerous medical issues, even death.  The lack of oxygen...
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

While most of my discussions involve Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults, today I will be talking about OSA...
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How to Choose The Right Sleep Apnea Specialist

If you’re asking yourself, “do I have sleep apnea?” you may already be concerned about your sleep habits. Sleep...
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Ideal Nap Time Length

Most people enjoy a good nap when they’re tired. Some of us even work it in to our schedules...
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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...
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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...
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Daily Physical Activity

For many of us working long days in the office, we tend to forget the importance of exercise and...
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Korea pushes for safety features in commercial vehicles

I thought I would share this recent article with you regarding the transportation industry and accidents caused by obstructive...
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Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What actually causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and why is it left undiagnosed so often? There are a multitude...
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Healthy Sleeping Positions

Let’s face it – most of us aren’t thinking about the position we sleep in when our head hits...
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12 Hour Shift Work Schedule

For most people today, the typical workday no longer consists of a “9 to 5” schedule.  Nurses, for example,...
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Snuggle Vs. Snoring

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Annoyance or Apnea?

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Don’t Ignore the Snore: Dr. Klein featured on Channel 4 WDIV – taking calls

In this segment Dr. Klein is answering “live” facebook questions coming in from the audience https://www.facebook.com/Local4/videos/10155673739441002/
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Don’t Ignore the Snore: Dr. Klein featured on Channel 4 WDIV

Dr. Klein was featured in Paula Tutman’s 4 Part Series “Don’t Ignore the Snore” Series on Channel 4 WDIV...
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The Link Between Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease

What is the most common sleep complaint?  If you guessed insomnia, then you are correct.  Insomnia is the most...
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Are Women Getting More Sleep Than Men?

When was the last time that you had a “good night’s sleep”? The average American adult requires between 7...
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Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes

Have you just been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes?  And if so, would you ever think it could be...
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CPAP Compliance Requirements

We all know someone who started using a CPAP machine, and then within a month or two, it ended...
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Exercise & OSA

A common medical condition that Dr. Klein provides treatment for at Michigan Head & Neck Institute is Obstructive Sleep...
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Sleep Disturbance in patients taking opioid medication

Did you know that lack of sleep can increase pain, and pain can create problematic sleep? It is a...
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How Sleep Disturbances & Insomnia Relate to Pain

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you are most likely having a hard time sleeping, and sleep deprivation can...
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The Relationship Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity

The Relationship Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity An estimated 18 million people have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Out...
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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Work Performance

We’ve all been tired at work before. It’s not a good feeling. For many of us, this doesn’t happen...
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OSA and Railroad Crashes

On May 12, 2016, Dr. Klein was to speak in Washington DC to a panel representing the Federal Motor...
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Sleep Apnea – “Roar” Katy Perry Parody

This is funny….but when viewed with reality…… Sleep Apnea is not. Please, if you snore or are often tired...
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