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Do You Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night feeling short of breath? Has your partner told you that you snore or stop breathing during the night? If so, you might be experiencing sleep apnea.

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How do you know you have insomnia?

Do you spend more than half an hour struggling to fall asleep each night? Are you tossing and turning and getting frustrated? Do you feel tired and irritable throughout the day? You may be suffering from insomnia.

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DMP vs OSA: What’s the Score?

I post a lot (especially on our Facebook page) about the research and statistics that are out there regarding Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). However, that tells you little (or nothing) about the progress of MY office and MY patients. So this October (2010) we did “little” inter-office collaborative project… We looked at an anonymous sample of 193 patients from all 4 Dental Medicine Provider locations (San Francisco, San Mateo, Sacramento and Citrus Heights) who had all completed oral appliance therapy for OSA. Specifically, we took a look at the patients’ AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index) scores — which is just a fancy term for how many times a person’s breathing is significantly restricted per hour. And what did we find? For Patients with Mild OSA (an AHI of 15 or less)… On average, this group experienced a 6.5 point or a

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