Sleep Apnea and the Risk to Pregnant Women

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to occur about twice as often in men than in women. However, it is found that pregnancy does increase the risk and instance of sleep-disordered breathing. Experts suggest that the condition can arise as the result of changing hormones and physiology in pregnancy (e.g.- Certain hormones are found to…

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5 Things Dentists Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disease that takes a serious toll the body over a long period of time with a variety of health complications that include but are not limited to hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. The disease is particularly destructive because sleep is an essential part of anyone’s health, influencing hormone…

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Dental Symptoms of OSA

In the USA alone, it is estimated that 22 million people experience some form of sleep apnea, with 25% of middle aged men and 9% of middle aged women suffering from the condition. Seemingly minor sleep apnea symptoms such as snoring and sore throats are common to other, less concerning conditions and develop gradually, making…

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10 Celebrities with Sleep Apnea

It’s estimated that around 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and chances are that you personally know someone with some form of the sleep disorder. Of course, those 18 million include people outside our own familial and social circles, and celebrities and sports stars are by no means immune to it (in fact,…

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Driving Under the Influence of OSA

Most of you would never think of hitting the wheel after a few drinks. You wouldn’t give a second thought to honking and shaking your fist to anyone speeding or looking down at their phones. But would you keep yourself from driving for being a bit too drowsy? When you’re just tired enough, and in…

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Sleep Apnea in Children: Finally, There’s an Answer

A child’s snoring should NEVER be ignored. It’s as big of a red flag as you’re going to get for obstructive sleep apnea in children, who unfortunately present the condition slightly differently than adults. While the condition normally impacts middle aged men (and goes underdiagnosed even then), it can slip dangerously under the radar for…

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