Obstructive Sleep Apnea

sleep

It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of those cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea can be seen in all age groups, including children, and is defined as intermittent airflow blockage during sleep. More specifically it…

Allergies

Fall in Texas means football, chili, not-so-chilly temps, and lots of sneezing for many people. It’s the time of year that ragweed pollen runs rampant, so you’re probably chalking those sneezes, coughs and sniffles up to allergic rhinitis (also known as “the crud” or allergies). But what if it is…

shutterstock 580567978

Do you struggle to remember things about your life? If you’re having issues recollecting the details and events of your life and experiences, your problem may be the result of a sleep breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. More than 936 million people worldwide live with obstructive sleep apnea…

shutterstock 1106545970

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, including an accident, assault, terrorist act or combat. It affects 3.5 percent of the adults in the United States, and one in 11 people will be diagnosed with the…

shutterstock 280352885

You may already know that sleep apnea can cause an increased risk of chronic illness, high blood pressure and even some forms of cancer. But can sleep apnea affect how you age? Researchers at the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine say yes, because…

shutterstock 1039759720

There are a lot of things you can probably do yourself: change your oil, make a cake or even home-remodeling projects. But there are some things you simply shouldn’t tackle yourself. One of those things is making your sleep apnea appliances! While do-it-yourself dentistry is a growing trend, we recommend…

shutterstock 1314015707

Research published in the European Respiratory Journal found that women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men living with the condition. The study, which consisted of more than 19,000 participants, also suggests that people who have more frequent obstructions to their airway…

shutterstock 1094060525

Is there a link between sleep apnea and depression? A new study suggests that sleep apnea may be a reason some treatments for depression and other mood disorders fail. Between 20 and 30 percent of individuals living with depression do not get the help they need from prescribed treatment. And…

shutterstock 1591202650

How much sleep do you need? Eight hours? Six? Or maybe you’re good with a solid four? Well, it turns out that even though you think you can function on five or fewer hours of sleep, this is just a myth. It’s also dangerous to your health. That’s not the…

shutterstock 742624951

We talk a lot about sleep apnea – but for a good reason! The seriousness of sleep apnea is often underrated, especially for children, as many parents think their child will just ‘grow out of it.’ Unfortunately, the reality is that leaving sleep apnea untreated leaves affected children at risk…