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Oral Appliances for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

Oral Appliances for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A ReviewKathleen A. Ferguson, MD1; Rosalind Cartwright, PhD2; Robert Rogers, DMD3; Wolfgang Schmidt-Nowara, MD41Division of Respirology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 2Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 3Department of Dental Medicine, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Gibsonia, PA, 4University of Texas Southwestern, Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas, […]

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Snoring, excessive daytime somnolence, restless sleep, and apnea are manifestations of sleep-disordered breathing. Understanding of the pathophysiology related to these problems has led to some successes in nonsurgical and surgical interventions. Numerous sleep disorders are organized in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders by the American Sleep Disorders Association. The primary disorders that may […]

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The Science Behind Snoring: How It Happens, and Why It Can Be Dangerous

You snore when the flow of air from your mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate. This usually is caused by a blockage (obstruction) or narrowing in the nose, mouth, or throat (airway). When you inhale during sleep, air enters the mouth or nose and passes across the soft palate […]

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking […]

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Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health

A new study suggests too much or too little sleep can hurt your heart. People who sleep less than six hours a night are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack and one-and-a-half times more likely to have congestive heart failure, while people who sleep more than eight hours a night are more […]

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Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea: Playing Didgeridoo

Ok, so it is official.  I am a CPAP failure.  I gave it my best effort, but I just couldn’t do it. The first night I used the machine, I got in 4 hours before the noise woke me up and I couldn’t fall asleep again.  Despite that, I felt great the next day…this sent […]

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Sleeping less may mean you’ll eat more

Tired? Hungry? A new study is linking lack of sleep to excess snacking. In findings presented at an American Heart Association meeting in San Diego, researchers found that people who got about a third-less than their average amount of sleep time ate over 500 additional calories a day on average. “Sleep deprivation is a growing […]

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Southerners can’t get a good night’s sleep, study finds.

If you’re feeling sleepless in the South, you might consider moving to a different region of the country. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology scrutinized sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness state-by-state to see if geography had anything to do with sleep quality. Turns out, the stereotype of a sleepy southern […]

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Sleeping More Decreases Alzheimer’s Risk

The amount and quality of sleep you get at night may affect your memory later in life, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans on April 21 to April 28, 2012. “Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build-up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark […]

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Sound Sleep One Good Key to Health

February 28, 2012 Sound sleep one key to good health By Heather Pilkington, Register Staff Writer Gainesville Daily Register Gainesville — Nearly everyone knows that eating healthy and regular exercise are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But according to John Truitt, a former Gainesville native and current chief executive officer of Simple Sleep Services […]

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