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Sleep Apnea

Hypertension, Sleep Apnea Carry Same Killer Risks

What would you say if you learned that the two most common causes of death in the entire world, responsible jointly for fifteen million deaths worldwide every single year, are risk factors associated with the same health issue — and that your harmless-seeming snoring habit might indicate that you have it? Hypertension Hurts… and Kills Hypertension, [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Hypertension, Sleep Apnea Carry Same Killer Risks

Is Sleep Apnea Killing You While You Snooze?

What if every night while you slept, unbeknownst to you, your body experienced a sort of glitch, malfunctioning hundreds and hundreds of times and increasing your risk of everything from kidney disease to stroke, and worse? Bad news: This isn’t the latest Stephen King novel. This is reality for millions of Americans. It could even [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Killing You While You Snooze?

Study Signals Way to Block Sleep Apnea-Related Hypertension

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases a person’s risk for a number of life-threatening health problems, including hypertension. Yet a recent study holds promise that there may be a way to block high blood pressure in those with sleep apnea. The Heart-Breaking Reality of Sleep Apnea OSA is characterized by repeated breathing interruptions [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Study Signals Way to Block Sleep Apnea-Related Hypertension

Your Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea Treatment

When it comes to discussing treatment for chronic snoring or possible sleep apnea, your dentist may not be the first person who springs to mind. The knowledgeable dentists at Smile Columbia Dentistry have had extensive success treating snoring and sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. And increasing [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Your Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Study: High Crash Risk in Truck Drivers who Fail to Treat Sleep Apnea

On the heels of a proposed federal rule to require sleep apnea testing for all commercial truck drivers and railroad operators arrives a new study that demonstrates how dramatically untreated sleep apnea can impair a person’s ability to function while driving. Sleep Apnea, Truck Drivers and Crashes A recent study conducted by [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Study: High Crash Risk in Truck Drivers who Fail to Treat Sleep Apnea