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A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

Sleep apnea isn’t new. It’s actually been observed since ancient times. While a treatment or cause was not clear, people were still aware of this condition. In the late 19th century, the term “Pickwickian syndrome” was created to describe symptoms of sleep apnea. Unfortunately though, the research mainly concentrated on the patient’s obesity rather than […]

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Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

As you get older, the more likely you are to develop health complications (unless you take proper care of yourself and pre-existing conditions). A recent article on Forbes, took at look at sleep apnea and how it negatively affects older adults. Chronic poor sleep and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in anyone, especially older adults, can […]

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What’s Really Causing Your Headaches?

What’s Really Causing Your Headaches?

Let’s see, your head is pounding and your eyes seem fuzzy–it’s just a headache, right? What about that throbbing pain in your eyes? Just another headache, too? There are cases in which, yes, it is just another headache, but what if it is something more? Your headache might actually be the cause of stress, hormones, […]

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Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

If you were to be accused of snoring, you might get defensive–none of us want to think we snore. However, snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that shouldn’t be brushed off and ignored. If you have been told you snore, don’t just deny it, seek […]

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Is Your Headache Caused by TMD?

Is Your Headache Caused by TMD?

Headaches, we meet again. Frequent headaches can be quite alarming, and you might even think you have a brain tumor or some other brain malfunction. Easy there. Step away from WebMD and let’s revisit headaches. There is a greater chance that your headache is caused by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is made up of […]

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Get Ready for Summer Fun by Relieving Stress Now

Get Ready for Summer Fun by Relieving Stress Now

Don’t freak out just yet. We know you need a break and you’re about to scream, but summer is in sight, which means so is a vacation. So take a deep breath in and relax–we’ve got some helpful stress relieving activities that will get you to summer and help eliminate any discomfort you might be […]

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TMD Pain and Discomfort: Is it Stress-Related?

TMD Pain and Discomfort: Is it Stress-Related?

Approximately 15% of Americans suffer from chronic facial pain–typically because of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your TMJs are responsible for chewing and speaking, which means it is important that you don’t experience pain. If you’ve already been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), then you are no stranger to jaw and facial pain. But what […]

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Is TMD Interrupting Your Sleep?

Is TMD Interrupting Your Sleep?

An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders each year while an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. If you are one of these individuals, you know how the problem can affect your daily life—it can interfere with work, driving and social activities. It has also been shown that those who suffer […]