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You may think that your snoring is harmless, or that your spouse’s snoring is just mildly annoying. If so, think again. Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have found that snoring puts you at a greater risk of future health problems than those that are obese, smoke or have high cholesterol. The good […]

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The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine will have it’s annual meeting in San Francisco today, and one of the topics is the increased likelihood of cardiac dysfunction in women who have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while sleeping that can last up to 30 seconds. It has been known for some […]

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Few people think of snoring as anything more than an annoyance, however snoring with interrupted periods of breathing, known as sleep apnea, can be life threatening. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to cardiovascular problems that include heart attack and stroke. Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and strokes […]

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A recent survey by the CDC in Atlanta has uncovered some startling statistics: 1 in 24 drivers admit to falling asleep while driving. That’s four percent of adult drivers, having nodded off behind the wheel, and earlier studies have shown this number may be quite higher. While the study shows that dosing while driving is […]

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If you or your partner is losing sleep due to excessive snoring or sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy may be a good fit. Typically, oral appliances are used when CPAP doesn’t work or if an appliance is preferred over CPAP usage. Oral Appliances Oral appliances are custom made plastic devices similar to mouth guards used […]

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