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October 14, 2017

Detecting Sleep Apnea in Children by Monitoring Oxygen Levels

Sleep apnea in children is often underdiagnosed or completely missed. It’s not uncommon for children to snore. However, some of these snoring kids may be suffering from a dangerous sleep disorder. Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in children was once a lengthy and expensive process. However, recent studies may show how […]
September 30, 2017

Mixed Sleep Apnea Basics and Options for Treatment

Mixed sleep apnea isn’t something many people know about. This dangerous sleeping disorder occurs when an individual suffers from both central sleep apnea (CSA) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This means they face the control challenges of breathing while asleep, in addition to airway obstruction. This dangerous combination can often […]
September 16, 2017

Fitbit Steps into the Medical Monitoring Field to Track Sleep Disorders

Individuals who want to track sleep disorders at home may soon have a new tool at their disposal. Fitbit exploded onto the scene a few years ago with their popular wearable detection device. The Fitbit is designed to encourage people to live a healthy, active lifestyle. It monitors steps, heart […]
August 23, 2017

Sleep Disorders may be a Sign of Other Neurological Conditions

Sleep disorders point towards other impending neurological conditions according to recent studies. Over the past few years we’ve learned about the connection between obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, and hypertension, obesity, and heart disease. However, new studies are now showing a possible connection to neurological conditions that develop later in […]
August 9, 2017

Detect Sleep Disorders with a Patch in the Comfort of Your Own Home

In order to detect sleep disorders data must be collected while you sleep. This typically requires the patient to stay overnight in a sleep center hooked up to several wires and sensors. Tests such as this are often enough to cause people to shy away from diagnosing their potential sleep […]
July 26, 2017

Difference between Headaches & Migraines and their Relation to TMJ

Headaches & migraines affect millions of people around the globe. These health conditions can be completely debilitating. Many people who experience intense headaches may describe the experience as a migraine. However, these intense headaches may not be migraines at all. Understanding which term to use and what’s causing your pain […]
July 5, 2017

Migraines & Cardiovascular Issues May be Linked for TMJ Patients

Migraines affect millions of Americans, most of whom are women. The cause behind these migraines can be quite elusive. Thankfully, 2016 studies are providing us with a better idea of what causes migraines. We have also learned more about the connection between cardiovascular health and migraine headaches. The Connection between […]
June 14, 2017

Sleep Evaluation STOP BANG Screening Can Diagnose OSA

Sleep evaluation screening tests help doctors determine if you may be suffering from a sleeping disorder. Sleeping disorders can be detrimental to your health, particularly if untreated. Millions of Americans suffer from sleeping disorders, the most common being obstructive sleep apena. This disorder is easily treated; however, many people go […]
June 7, 2017

Sleep Studies Can Save Your Life by Diagnosing Sleeping Disorders

Sleep studies can save your life by helping your doctor diagnose you with dangerous sleeping disorders. Over 60 million Americans suffer from some type of sleeping problem or disorder. What many people don’t realize is just how dangerous this can be. Untreated sleep disorders and problems lead to a plethora […]
May 10, 2017

Receding Gums Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Receding gums occur when the gum tissue around your teeth pulls back or wears away. This causes more of the tooth to be exposed, eventually even exposing the tooth root. This makes it easy for bacteria to build up and can damage the bone structure of your teeth. In severe […]
April 26, 2017

Your Earaches May Be a Symptom of a TMJ Disorder

Earaches can be disorienting and painful. Ear pain can really take a toll on your lifestyle. People who suffer from earaches often have to restrict their activity for their health. Earaches are a painful inconvenience and can limit your ability to fly on a plane, play sports, as well as […]
April 12, 2017

Headache Therapy for Headaches Caused by TMJ Disorders

Headache therapy varies depending on the underlying cause of the headache. Many of the people who suffer from chronic headaches are diagnosed with a TMJ disorder. Issues with the temporomandibular joint can cause headaches and other problems for many people. Thankfully, advances in technology are helping many people who suffer […]