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Dental Sleep Medicine

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a major health issue that often goes undiagnosed and untreated. 24% of adult males and 9% of adult females in the United States would qualify as having OSA based on their Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). Plus, a resounding 80-90 percent of adults remain undiagnosed according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.The research is starting to …

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Here Is What Will Happen If You Delay Treating Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea appears to be prevalent in overweight males aged 40 and above. It comes in different forms, but in all its forms, usually breathing stops and commences repeatedly during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, being the most common, occurs when muscles of the throat relax and collapse or fall backward, causing blockage of the airway. Another type, which is much …