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Sleep Aches Blog

11. 14. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Exercise & OSA

A common medical condition that Dr. Klein provides treatment for at Michigan Head & Neck Institute is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). For those who are not familiar with OSA, it is classified as upper airway obstruction during sleep. While there are many ways to treat OSA, this Blog is going to focus on apnea exercises…

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10. 27. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 vicious cycle that affects many people who are being treated for chronic pain. For people taking high doses of opiods (Vicodin, Percocet, Codeine, etc.), these medications can interrupt normal brain activity, leading to poor quality of…

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10. 24. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 increase pain levels.  The cycle of chronic pain and sleep deprivation can be extremely difficult to overcome. Whether you are suffering from mild or chronic daily pain, it still affects a person’s ability to maintain a…

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09. 19. 2016

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 of that number, approximately 80% are unaware they are a victim.  OSA is often associated with obesity, and about 65% of Americans are now considered overweight, or obese. Obesity and sleep apnea make for a not-so-good…

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