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 them easy…

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