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Keep your memories. Treat sleep apnea now.

Keep your memories. Treat sleep apnea now.

Treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is so important. And what makes it extremely important to treat sleep apnea is because we want to keep our memories. New research now suggests that OSA may impair a person’s ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. In turn this could be a sign of depression. In […]

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Infographic: The dangers of sleep apnea

Infographic: The dangers of sleep apnea

It is important to understand the dangers of sleep apnea. To help you better understand these dangers, we have created an easy to follow infographic for you. In this infographic you will see the different dangers of sleep apnea. Take a look and if you have any questions, contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain […]

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Gauging the success of sleep apnea treatment

Gauging the success of sleep apnea treatment

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, are older in age and have reduced body mass index (BMI), it might limit your success of sleep apnea treatment. These are all predictors of upper airway stimulation treatment response. Researchers have found that for each one year increase in age, there is a 9 percent increase in […]

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Less than 6 hours of sleep can hurt blood vessels

Less than 6 hours of sleep can hurt blood vessels

When you don’t get enough sleep, it may lead to health problems. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found a potential link between sleeping less than six hours a night and atherosclerotic lesions–the buildup of cholesterol in the wall of your blood vessel–in different blood vessels […]

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Visit the dentist for sleep apnea treatment

Visit the dentist for sleep apnea treatment

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition where breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night–it is not pleasant. With more than 18 million people in the United States suffering from sleep apnea, it is important to seek care as soon as possible. Many people who are not receiving treatment from any health care professional […]

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What are helpful sleep apnea resources?

What are helpful sleep apnea resources?

I think it is time to revisit some helpful resources for all your sleep apnea needs. Aside from Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia’s website, there are some other website I would recommend visiting. This is important because, when it comes to sleep apnea, education is key to success. You can get valuable […]

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New Year resolution: Quit smoking now.

New Year resolution: Quit smoking now.

We already know that if you quit smoking it will significantly improve your overall health—especially your lungs. However, did you also know that by quitting smoking you might also significantly improve your sleep?  There is an array of factors that influence how well you sleep each night, and smoking plays a major part in that. […]

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Post-op complications increase with sleep apnea diagnosis

Post-op complications increase with sleep apnea diagnosis

There are a lot of complications associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Whether you have received a sleep apnea diagnosis, or you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, be aware that it can increase your chances of developing two serious health complications following surgery: Blood clots and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). Before undergoing surgery, find […]

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Houston Astros pitcher suffers from sleep apnea

Houston Astros pitcher suffers from sleep apnea

The Houston Astros had their best year yet in 2017 when they won the World Series. And while Astros pitcher Josh James enjoys being a professional baseball player, there is one thing that tries to get in the way: Sleep apnea. Let’s learn more about how James suffers from sleep apnea and what he is […]