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How to know if your child is just tired or its sleep apnea

How to know if your child is just tired or its sleep apnea

While you are preparing for back-to-school with your children, let’s talk about sleep. As you know, after a long day at school your child might come home feeling tired. That’s normal, right? Most likely. However, what if they’re constantly tired because they are suffering from sleep apnea? Would you know the difference? It’s ok if […]

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August brings back to school stress and TMD

August brings back to school stress and TMD

Ugh, it’s that time again. It’s back-to-school madness. With all the events of getting back into school and buying supplies, it can be extremely stressful. However, when stress occurs you might also experience pain–from headaches to jaw pain. And when pain occurs, diagnosis and treatment are necessary. Whether it is simply stress related or if […]

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Here’s a recap about sleep apnea

Here’s a recap about sleep apnea

Snoring loudly often leads to bad jokes and middle of the night elbow jabs. However, snoring is no laughing matter. Loud, disruptive snoring may strain relationships, but it might also signal obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can lead to: High Blood Pressure. Heart Attacks. Diabetes. Car Accidents Due to Sleepiness While Driving. It is estimated […]

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Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Chronic pain might rule the world around you, but that is no way to live your life. If you have ever experienced pain or a pop when yawning, talking, or chewing it is called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area of the body where the jaw meets the temporal bone on […]

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Sleep apnea treatment can improve your sex life

Sleep apnea treatment can improve your sex life

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you might have noticed your sex life was suffering. You might feel like you have no solution, but you can rest easy knowing there is something that can help! Treating your sleep apnea! A study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found that adults suffering from sleep apnea may […]

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Sleep apnea creates more crash-prone drivers

Sleep apnea creates more crash-prone drivers

Are you a drowsy driver? If you were, would you even know? Whether you know it or not, drowsy driving can make you more dangerous on the road–for yourself and those around you. According to WebMD, people who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash. And for those with severe sleep apnea, […]

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Chronic migraines can lead to jaw pain

Chronic migraines can lead to jaw pain

If you suffer from migraines, you might be at risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) or jaw pain. In a new study, researchers found that people with migraines might be at risk for TMD. And anyone who has had a migraine knows just how bad it can be–it can ruin your whole day! Migraines […]

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A lack of sleep makes it harder to lose body fat

A lack of sleep makes it harder to lose body fat

Cutting calories and exercise often helps a person lose weight. However, some people might have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep. A recent study looked at 15 overweight individuals who focused on cutting calories while another 21 cut calories and got less sleep. Both groups lost […]

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This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

A misconception of our bodies being inactive while we are napping or sleeping is one of the reasons that one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the CDC. It isn’t just about rest. There are very discreet physiological stages that take place throughout the night and understanding them can help improve your health. […]

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Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The reason many people seek diagnosis and treatment is because a concerned spouse or family member has noticed sleep disturbances. This occurs more frequently than a person complaining about the condition themselves. Sleep apnea directly affects family members as much as it would affect the person with the condition because the symptoms associated with sleep […]