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Spring Cookouts and TMD

Spring Cookouts and TMD

Welcome Spring! While we all might be excited for spring weather and cookouts, it is also extremely important to watch what you eat when you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Yes, that triple cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and bacon sounds delicious, but it may cause you more pain than you need or […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, April has been Alcohol Awareness Month according to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. To join in on this effort in raising alcohol […]

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It’s National Diabetes Day!

It’s National Diabetes Day!

That’s right! March 22, 2016 is National Diabetes Day! While this might only be one day, it is important to keep raising awareness for diabetes all year long. This is especially true because of the connect between diabetes and sleep apnea. So, in light of National Diabetes Day, let’s talk about an area of sleep […]

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Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

It appears that as time goes on and more research is completed, we find more and more connections with sleep apnea. This time around, treating sleep apnea appears to help heart failure patients. What does this mean? It means that hospital readmission rates for heart failure patients could be greatly reduced with an early diagnosis […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help You Control Sleep Apnea

Lifestyle Changes Can Help You Control Sleep Apnea

In addition to sleep apnea treatments it is also important to make lifestyle changes. Through these changes, you can improve your sleep and eliminate your symptoms of sleep apnea—it’s a win/win for your health and your sleep! Here are three lifestyle changes you should start making immediately—don’t wait until the New Year to change your […]

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Watch Out for Insomnia and Find Relief

Watch Out for Insomnia and Find Relief

The most common sleep complaint is insomnia. Whether you suffer from it or your friend does, you may have heard about insomnia before. Insomnia occurs when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or do not feel refreshed in the morning. The causes, symptoms and severity of insomnia vary from person to person, but might […]

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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 […]