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Sleep Apnea Blog

06. 24. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Today, over 18 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and some government studies indicate that it may be even be 50 million. Understanding the dangerous medical risks  that come with a diagnosis are important for many people who are either directly impacted or may be impacted in the future (OSA…

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05. 21. 2019

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

Fried Food and OSA

Who doesn’t like fried food?  Fried food is probably the most widely consumed food in the US (and worldwide).  In fact, more than 25% of adults consume fried foods every day. Sometimes we probably forget that frying food actually alters the composition of it. What are we really eating, and where?  Eating fried foods in…

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03. 26. 2019

Sleep Apnea

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 to help you find the possible source of your restless sleep or loud snoring. Taking the do I have sleep apnea quiz can help determine whether you have this sleep disorder, and this guide will help…

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03. 01. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that causes you to momentarily stop breathing multiple times per night. Because the symptoms occur while you are unconscious, you may not even be aware that you have a problem until someone else brings it to your attention. However, there are warning signs of sleep apnea that occur while…

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01. 29. 2019

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

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 patients who suffer from severe OSA and are utilizing a CPAP machine (gold standard for severe cases), an oral appliance can be used in conjunction with the CPAP for maximum benefit to the patient.  Some patients…

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