Sleep Apnea

New Study Shows Higher Risk of Vision Loss Linked to Sleep Apnea

Among the terrifying risks of sleep apnea is that it can make you go partially or fully blind. There are actually several ways that sleep apnea increases your risk of vision loss, but one of the most frightening is nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). In this condition, you […]

95% of African Americans with Sleep Apnea Undiagnosed

We know that most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it. In the past, researchers have estimated that perhaps 80% of people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. Now new research suggests that in some communities, the rate of undiagnosed sleep apnea could be much higher.

In this […]

By |September 12th, 2018|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Test|

Will New Sleep Apnea Outreach Fairly Represent Oral Appliances?

Last week, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced one of its subsidiaries was going to partner with ResMed to increase awareness about sleep apnea. Although this effort has the potential to dramatically improve people’s understanding of sleep apnea, we can’t help but wonder if the new outreach is going to […]

ADA Statement on Dentists Treating Sleep Apnea and Other SRBDs

Dentists Can Treat Sleep ApneaLate last year, the American Dental Association (ADA) put out a statement affirming that dentists do have a role in treating sleep-related breathing disorders like snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The statement […]

Google’s Sleep Apnea Information Is Inaccurate

These days, as many people turn to Google for medical information as turn to their doctor, if not more. How unfortunate, then, that the search engine should so routinely put up such misleading information about sleep apnea. Google’s sidebar that shows up as part of the results when people search […]

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