Dental Sleep Medicine Hits the Big Island of Honolulu, Hawaii

Dental Sleep Medicine eduction, instrumentation and in-office training company, Sleep Group Solutions heads to Hawaii for Dental Sleep Medicine Training and product installation. (Honolulu, HI)  Do you suffer from high blood pressure?  You’re not alone.  In Hawaii, more than thirty percent of the adult population currently suffer from high blood pressure, and that number is…

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A Unique Case Review with Daniel E. Taché, DMD, DABDSM

A Unique Application of A Mandibular Repositioning Device to Manage Both Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders When Co-existing in the Same Patient.     In an editorial piece which appeared in The Journal of the Craniomandibular Practice and Sleep4 2013, Dr. Shapira reminded those of us who treat patients with orofacial pain and…

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Oral Appliance Therapy Success in Toothless Patients

Dr. Barry Freydberg, a Sleep Group Solutions Presenter, reports on a creative OAT solution for the Edentulous Patient.  Upcoming lecture locations with SGS include Portland, ME, Cleveland and Little Rock. (Miami, FL)  Do you snore?  Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are common diseases found in many sleep apnea victims.   Oral Appliance Therapy is a…

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Is it ADHD, or does your child have Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Charles Kravitz, a Dental Sleep Medicine education advocate discusses ADHD and Sleep Apnea in children in the latest issue of the Sleep Magazine.  Upcoming sleep seminars include San Diego, NYC and Denver to learn about Sleep Apnea in children and adults.   (Miami, FL)  According to the National Sleep Foundation,  more than 80 million…

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Satisfied is Not Enough

Satisfied is NOT enough. Make them leave you ENTHUSIASTIC and eager to tell the first person they see about their great experience.   Make them want to tell their friends and families that you are caring and professional. Caring enough to be concerned about treating an entire person, not just their teeth and professional enough to know…

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HOW LACK OF SLEEP EFFECTS WEIGHT GAIN

We know from studies that lack of sleep is causally connected to many physical problems. One of the common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea is being overweight. So then, how do sleep disorders contribute to weight gain? Ghrelin: the Hunger HormoneLack of sleep increases ghrelin, and decreases leptin, both effects producing increased hunger and obesity. Leptin…

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ARE YOU GETTING TOO MUCH SLEEP?

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU REALLY NEED?   Have we been misled all these years being told that we need eight hours of sleep? Don’t you feel a little more alert and cognitive after getting seven hours of sleep?  And don’t you feel somewhat groggy the next day if you’ve had nine hours or more sleep?   Sleep…

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IS SNORING IN KIDS BEING IGNORED?

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Screening For Snoring Kids All kids should be screened for snoring, and those who do snore regularly should be screened for sleep apnea, according to recently released recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  “If left untreated, OSAS can result in problems such as behavioral issues, cardiovascular problems, poor growth…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is just a Men’s Disease?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Does Not Discriminate Against Sex or Age. In the European Respiratory Journal, Swedish scientists reported that OSA  is common in both sexes, a disorder that was thought to mainly affect men.    Dr. Karl Franklin and his team set out to find out how prevalent sleep apnea is among women and how often symptoms…

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