Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Mental Health?
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that’s surprisingly common. Despite this, many people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have it even though they feel fatigued constantly. Because the disturbances occur during sleep, it’s usually a loved one who notices the snoring, gasping for air, and pauses in […]
The Old-Time Tale of the Tooth Fairy
A Childhood Folk Story The tooth fairy is an iconic folktale of early childhood that’s believed to have started in the early 20th century. When children lose one of their baby teeth, they place it beneath their pillow and a fairy-like figure collects it while they’re sleeping. She then leaves monetary reimbursement for the tooth, […]
Is It Possible to Regrow Teeth?
Is It Possible for Humans to Regrow Teeth? Losing Teeth We can regrow our hair, skin, and fingernails — so why not teeth? Other vertebrates can regenerate teeth many times over, like the alligator, who can replace each of their teeth up to 50 times. Meanwhile, we humans only get one set of baby teeth […]
Which Sports Are Worst For Your Teeth?
Sports are highly enjoyed by not only Americans but also most other countries in the world. Playing a sport is seen as a fun form of physical activity as well as a way to bond with others and even make friends. However, the fast-paced aspect of them can make your teeth vulnerable to damage. According […]
Downplaying the Downsides of CPAP
A Common Solution to Treat Sleep Apnea For patients suffering from sleep apnea, the first line of defense is a continuous positive airway pressure machine, also known as a CPAP. It’s a machine that works by sending air pressure through your nasal passages from a mask worn each night. CPAP keeps your airway open and […]