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Copper Deficiency Linked to Sleep Apnea

Copper Deficiency Linked to Sleep Apnea

We’ve seen sleep apnea and its connection to various diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, but what about nutrients? Copper has been considered a strong predictor of oxidative stress in those who suffer from sleep apnea, which helps to explain the connection between low levels in sleep apnea patients. Additionally, there has been trace […]

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A Link Between Sleep Apnea and Vitamin Deficiencies

A Link Between Sleep Apnea and Vitamin Deficiencies

There appears to be a clear connection between sleep apnea and nutritional deficiencies, which makes it important for you to educate your patients on proper care. For instance, did you know vitamin, C, A and E all show a connection with sleep apnea? They do! Each of these nutritional deficiencies can affect sleep apnea in […]

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Weight Gain and Later Bed Times

Weight Gain and Later Bed Times

Do you find yourself staying up late, sleeping in every day and eating after 8 pm? If so, you might be at a significant risk for weight gain. It was found that late sleepers consumed about 248 calories a day, mainly at dinner and later in the evening. These individuals ate half as many fruits […]

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Sleep Apnea and Gout: What’s the Connection?

Sleep Apnea and Gout: What’s the Connection?

We’ve touched base on connections between sleep apnea and other conditions before—from depression to heart disease. However, with a recent study, we have now found a new connection between sleep apnea and gout. This new study found that sleep apnea may increase your risk of developing gout and experiencing flare-ups according to The Washington Post. […]

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Stress and the Holidays

Stress and the Holidays

Approximately 15 percent of Americans deal with chronic facial pain, which might be coming from your temporomandibular joints. The TMJ is responsible for chewing and speaking, which are definitely important—especially during the holiday season. If you have already been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), then you are no stranger to jaw and facial pain. […]

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Be Careful of the Food You Eat on Thanksgiving

Be Careful of the Food You Eat on Thanksgiving

TMD is a painful condition that can worsen when eating the wrong foods. As you know, the holidays are just around the corner and that often means lots of different food! Many times this is the time of year where you will eat more food than you normally eat during the year—and it is often […]

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An Increase in Women’s Heart Risk

An Increase in Women’s Heart Risk

Experts say it is more important than ever to be screened for nighttime breathing disorders if you are a woman. With the added knowledge that sleep apnea can boost a woman’s risk for heart problems and even death, we want to make sure you are well taken care of. While there is no such effect […]

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Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment So Important?

Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment So Important?

As you have read already in previous blogs, sleep apnea is a disorder where your breathing is constantly interrupted while you sleep—you may wake up gasping for breath hundreds of times a night. These recurring interruptions mean your body doesn’t get the restorative rest it needs to feel refreshed each morning. Many people don’t think […]