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Sleep Aches Blog

SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK March 5-11 2017

We will be celebrating National Sleep Awareness Week 2017 at Michigan Head and Neck from March 5-11.  In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, I am launching my blog entitled Sleep Aches.  The purpose of this blog is to inform doctors, in any field, of the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, and the pain…

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02. 28. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 common sleep complaint in the general population, with a prevalence of approximately 10%. It is described by difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep, accompanied by some kind of daytime fatigue and/or impairment. The disturbance may consist…

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02. 01. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Are Women Getting More Sleep Then Men?

When was the last time that you had a “good night’s sleep”? The average American adult requires between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per day, but it is rare that you will actually talk to someone who is getting that much. The causes of sleep loss fall under two major categories: lifestyle and occupation….

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12. 12. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 related to your Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?  According to recent studies, the majority of people with Type II Diabetes also have Sleep Apnea.  Out of those suffering from Diabetes, many have undiagnosed OSA, which leads to…

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12. 12. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

CPAP Compliance

We all know someone who started using a CPAP machine, and then within a month or two, it ended up in a box in the closet. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) has long been the “Gold Standard” for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) if used properly.  The drawback is patient compliance. The term…

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