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Sleep Is Key To Helping Teens Recharge For Success In School

Here’s eye-opening news: for most teens, one of the best ways to find success in school is to get enough sleep. When well-rested, teens are more likely to be healthy, energetic, and have a positive attitude toward life in general — helping them be their best and do their best in school and at home. […]

How Snoozing Strengthens Memories

Submitted by Reflections Memory Care When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. What […]

Does Age Matter? When Sleep Apnea Doesn’t Follow the Norm

Submitted by Koala Center for Sleep Disorders Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA is a sleep disorder that, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) affects approximately 18 million adults in America alone. OSA occurs when a person stops breathing during sleep due to obstruction of the airway, which takes place when the tongue and muscles […]

ADHD & Sleep Disorders The Controversial Connection

Submitted by Todd Gray, DDS, D.ASBA, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders As the school year starts to wind down, parents may be concerned that some of the  learning and behavior issues that were noticed in the beginning of the year still haven’t been resolved. One of the most controversial topics that comes up frequently is […]

Getting the Sleep You Deserve

Submitted by Koala Center for Sleep Disorders Lenda, a flight attendant from Bloomington, Illinois, had struggled with fatigue for years. “I was very tired during the day,” she says, “waking up early for work was a real struggle.” Like many Americans, Lenda just lived with this exhaustion for some time. The truth is that while […]

ORAL APPLIANCE: An Alternative to CPAP? PART 2

By Jeffrey Bassman, DDS, PC In a previous issue of Healthy Cells Magazine, I discussed snoring and sleep apnea and the pros and cons of wearing a CPAP machine or one of its varieties.  Again, I want to emphasize that the CPAP is the best option for snoring/sleep apnea sufferers. For those patients who have […]

Dangers of the Nightly Grind

Submitted by Koala Center for Sleep Disorders That embarrassing snoring habit your spouse complains about may have something in common with your worn down teeth the dentist is always pointing out to you at your appointments. Your dentist may have been telling you for years that you grind your teeth. Maybe you use a nightguard […]

Would You Rather Snore?

By Kate Rousey, Heartland Home Medical Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. We know it works! Yet, many people quit using their CPAP machine. Why? Do they prefer feeling sleepy all day due to a poor night’s sleep? Do they enjoy annoying the other members of the […]

Could Poor Sleep Be Complicating Your Diabetes?

The Surprising Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Submitted by Beth Hamann, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders Does the following sound familiar? You wake up each day feeling restless and groggy, only to find that your blood sugar levels are out of control. You’re too tired to exercise and instead find yourself […]

Keep Your CPAP Clean!

Submitted by Heartland Home Medical Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy can make a world of difference for the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, but to get the most out of this gold-standard treatment, it’s important to make CPAP cleaning a top priority. Dirty CPAP equipment not only puts you at risk […]