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12. 21. 2017

Sleep Apnea

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 there are not enough hours in the day, don’t forget to take care of yourself.  Easier said than done, I know, but without proper sleep, your body will not be able to function properly. By getting…

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12. 18. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

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 from some kind of sleep disorder.  The question is – How severe is it? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported, in 2010, that 35% of drivers sleep less than 6 hours per night on…

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12. 18. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

How Sleep Apnea Affects the 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. 30. 2017

TMJ

10 Tips on Finding the Right TMJ Doctor

The temporomandibular joint in your jaw is responsible for allowing you to move your jaw comfortably. It is a huge asset with chewing and yawning, but occasionally, disorders develop. These can come about from trauma, medications or repetitive stress. When looking for the best TMJ doctor to treat it, here are some actions to take….

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11. 29. 2017

TMJ

Could My Teenager Have TMD?

All children and teenagers have accidents, sports injuries, and countless falls throughout their youth. Most of the time, there is nothing to worry about. However, if your adolescent child says that they are experiencing pain, or they hear noises in their jaw, then they should be evaluated by a TMJ specialist (dentist who is skilled…

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