Is There a Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma?

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a number of other health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.  Surprisingly, it’s also correlated with another health issue: glaucoma.   Glaucoma is a general term referring to a collection of diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve.  It is [...]

June 30, 2022|Sleep Apnea, Wellness|Comments Off on Is There a Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma?

How Can You Die from Sleep Apnea?

Many people are concerned with the health impacts of obstructive sleep apnea. And with good reason! Let’s look at some of the ways it can go beyond merely being a nuisance to actively send you to an early grave. How Many People Each Year Die from Sleep Apnea? First off, [...]

May 6, 2022|Sleep Apnea, Wellness|Comments Off on How Can You Die from Sleep Apnea?

Multivitamins, but Not Cocoa, Tied to Slowed Brain Aging

Personally, I still think that they should make multivitamins with cocoa!  Either way, don't forget to take your vitamins! https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962772 Pauline Anderson November 11, 2021 Taking a daily multivitamin for 3 years is associated with a 60% slowing of cognitive aging, with the effects especially pronounced in patients with cardiovascular (CVD) disease, new [...]

December 15, 2021|Quick Tips, Wellness|Comments Off on Multivitamins, but Not Cocoa, Tied to Slowed Brain Aging

Tobacco Use and Orofacial Pain: A Meta-analysis

A meta-analysis of six studies showed that orofacial pain was significantly worse in tobacco (smoked and smokeless) users (odds ratio [OR] = 3.55, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.92, 6.58) in comparison to nonusers. Subgroup analysis showed that the odds of orofacial pain was three times (OR = 3.13, 95% CI: [...]

December 14, 2021|TMJ Disorder Posts, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Tobacco Use and Orofacial Pain: A Meta-analysis

Risks Of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a severe sleep disorder if your breathing stops and restarts more than 30 times an hour while you sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can have serious long-term effects on your health, such as: heart disease high blood pressure stroke depression diabetes There are secondary effects [...]

November 6, 2021|Quick Tips, Sleep News, Wellness|Comments Off on Risks Of Sleep Apnea

Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Courtesy of our friends at the American Sleep Apnea Association:  The symptoms of both obstructive and central sleep apnea overlap, making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include: Loud snoring Episodes in which you stop breathing [...]

November 6, 2021|Quick Tips, Sleep News, Wellness|Comments Off on Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

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