Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

It’s estimated that over 100 million Americans have diabetes in some form (2) while 22 million suffer from sleep apnea, and 80% of cases with severe and moderate OSA undiagnosed. Alone, both of these conditions can lead to an impact in the daily functioning of people, but when combined (which they often are), the health…

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Sleep Apnea and Oral Cancer

As dentists, you perform extra and intra-oral exams of your patient’s mouth, neck, and airway on a regular basis while screening for oral cancer. You understand that these health screenings are important, lifesaving moments in a patient’s health journey– so why not do that with a similarly deadly condition (when untreated) like sleep apnea? Detecting…

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Sleep Apnea and Men’s Health

While we at Sleep Group Solutions stress that obstructive sleep apnea can impact any demographic, men are afflicted with the condition in a majority. Statistically, around 24-31% of males and 9-21% of females experience the condition at some point in their lives.  As always, it’s important to consider the individual when assessing or treating anything,…

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Sleep Apnea and Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization, one in four people will be affected by some mental or neurological disorder in their lifetime. General wellness is intertwined with mental health, and sleep is a well-known factor that has a huge impact on both. Everyone has experienced the impact that lack of sleep can have on their…

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How is Heart Health Related to Sleep Health?

What if you could help stop one of the largest health crisis in the US by examining your patient’s airways? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, causing 610,000 (1 in 4) deaths a year. A hidden but major contributor to this statistic is a condition that goes undiagnosed, can affect…

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Senior Citizens and Sleep Apnea

As we’ve discussed before, sleep apnea tends to slip undiagnosed in many parts of our community, such as with women and children. This includes vulnerable senior citizens, who are more likely to be dismissed by medical professionals with a “band-aid” in the form extraneous medication hastily prescribed to treat chronic conditions that sleep apnea is…

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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

It’s no secret that sleep apnea and weight gain have a close association with one another. While not every person suffering or at risk from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are overweight, the evidence of their correlation is in the numbers; as it’s estimated that around 70% of adult OSA sufferers are overweight or obese. The…

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