Sleep Apnea

When to Talk to a Dentist about Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition. It can contribute to serious health and accident risks. Because of these numerous risks, studies show that people with untreated sleep apnea are about 4-6 times more likely to die from any cause than people without sleep apnea. With that level of risk, it’s [...]

Is Sleep Apnea Increasing your Risk of a Stroke?

Nearly 1 of every 20 deaths are caused by strokes. In addition, a stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States. With strokes contributing to such a higher number of deaths, it’s important to do what you can to decrease your risk of stroke. Fortunately, by knowing the risk factors of stroke, you [...]

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Although new cases of diabetes have decreased in the past decade, it’s still incredibly common. Currently, nearly 1 in 10, or 34 million Americans have diabetes. 90 to 95% of these cases are type 2 diabetes and 1 in 3, or 88 Americans have pre-diabetes. A number of factors can contribute to type 2 [...]

Sleep Disorders Lead to $94.9 Billion in Health Care Costs Per Year

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea is costing the healthcare system in the US billions of dollars. For instance, those with sleep disorders had more medical visits and double the number of prescriptions than those without a sleep disorder. Those with sleep disorders were also more likely to visit the emergency room. Untreated sleep conditions [...]

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