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Sleep Apnea Blog

12. 18. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 to the brain and body caused by sleep apnea episodes can also contribute to increased chances of stroke, depression, fatigue, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, and type II diabetes. Many of the issues that you will…

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11. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

While most of my discussions involve Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults, today I will be talking about OSA in children.  Childhood OSA is a common, often undiagnosed, disorder that 1 in 4 children suffer from. While the severity may differ, literature suggests that only 1% – 4% of children are diagnosed with OSA. For…

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11. 21. 2017

Sleep Apnea

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 apnea is a condition in which you have a pause, (or many pauses) in your breathing while you sleep. These pauses can last a few seconds to a minute or longer. Unfortunately, there is no way…

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11. 16. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Ideal Nap Time Length

Most people enjoy a good nap when they’re tired. Some of us even work it in to our schedules on a daily basis so that we can be more productive. The question remains, what is the ideal nap time length? There are 3 different types of naps – planned, habitual and emergency naps. Planned –…

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09. 29. 2017

Sleep Apnea, TMJ

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 occur together and are indicative of a particular disorder, disease, or social condition.  Most syndromes are named after the physicians who first discovered or detected the association of the symptoms. There are exceptions, however.  Many names…

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