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Can Sleep Apnea Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

Can Sleep Apnea Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD? When a child seems restless, lacking in energy or concentration, or has behavior issues, oftentimes a trip to the pediatrician may result in a diagnosis of attention-deficit hypertension disorder (ADHD). However, ADHD is often diagnosed when the child’s sleep patterns should be examined instead. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) […]

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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

There’s a strong correlation between sleep apnea and weight. In fact, “about half of people with sleep apnea are overweight.” Excess weight accumulates in the soft tissue of the mouth and throat, increasing the pressure on the patient’s airway. This makes the patient much more vulnerable to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can also lead to […]

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Endangers Your Life

Defining Sleep Apnea If you’re unfamiliar with sleep apnea, it’s a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Sleep apnea prompts an obstruction in your airway, causing you to stop breathing several times while sleeping. Most patients suffering from sleep apnea often experience restless nights, excessive snoring, cognitive issues, and more. Sleep […]

Will Sleep Apnea Affect Dreaming?

Sleep Apnea, REM Sleep, & Dreaming Dreams are created and derived from the brain, telling imaginative stories during sleep. They’re a collection of memories, pictures, ideas, and emotions. But for those with sleep apnea, your dreams could be compromised.  Learn about sleep apnea, your REM sleep cycle, and how combining the two can impact dreaming. […]

The Father of Modern Orthodontics: Edward Hartley Angle

The Emergence of Orthodontia Dr. Edward Hartley Angle has stimulated more progress and dichotomy in the field of orthodontia than any other individual in relative history. In fact, most people consider him the father of modern orthodontics. By the 20th century, Dr. Angle dominated the emergence of “orthodontia as a science and a specialty.” He […]