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Get the Facts about Sleep Apnea in Children

June 19, 2020

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Young girl with sleep apnea in Topeka. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing frequently throughout the night because of a blockage in the airway. Many people believe it’s a condition that primarily affects adults; however, children can have sleep apnea in Topeka as well. Unfortunately, their symptoms might not always be obvious, allowing the condition to go undiagnosed and untreated to affect your child’s health, development, and overall well-being. Here’s what you need to know to help your child breathe easier.


Could Sleep Apnea Leave You at Risk for the Coronavirus?

May 21, 2020

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With COVID-19 still putting stress on the healthcare industry and posing a very real threat to older people and those with pre-existing conditions, it’s important to pay attention to your own health and recognize the factors that could be putting you – or the people around you – at risk. In addition to maintaining good hygiene and exercising social distancing, you should also be paying attention to the quality of your rest; an untreated sleep disorder such as sleep apnea in Topeka could have a more devastating effect on your body than you realize!


Firefighters, Sleep Apnea and COVID-19 – Their Relation to You

April 13, 2020

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A 2014 article published by Science Daily reported that a total of 37.2% of firefighters were found to have some form of sleep disorder, one of which being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The condition, which causes frequent interruptions in breathing throughout the night that triggers breaks in sleep, leaves those suffering from it feeling tired and lethargic throughout the day. The most common way of treating the condition is with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, but with the COVID-19 pandemic still surging ahead, the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association of Canada instructed members who use the machines to only do so at home. Read on to find out why the usage of an oral sleep appliance in Topeka may be a better option. Furthermore, you’ll discover how this can impact your health.


Why Vaping Might Lead to a Poor Night’s Sleep

March 17, 2020

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You might have begun vaping as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but unfortunately, despite what you may have heard from the advertisements, e-cigarettes can still have a dangerous effect on your body. Among the many health issues that have been linked to vaping – including lung disease and an increased risk of cancer – one of the less obvious side effects is the impact it can have on your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Is sleep apnea in Topeka keeping you up at night? Keep reading to learn why e-cigarettes might be to blame.


Do You Smoke? Why Your Children May Have Trouble Sleeping

February 3, 2020

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Young girl with sleep apnea in Topeka

Are you a habitual tobacco user? You may already know about many of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, but did you know smoking around children can negatively impact their sleep? It’s true! Recent research has shed new light on the link between secondhand smoke and obstructive sleep apnea in children. If you have young kids at home and enjoy smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products, you will want to read today’s blog from a sleep dentist in Topeka.  


Why Women with Sleep Apnea May Have a Higher Risk for Heart Attack

October 24, 2019

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Just because sleep apnea tends to be more commonly diagnosed in men doesn’t mean that women don’t need to worry about the disorder. In fact, female patients might have to worry about the cardiac problems associated with the disorder much sooner! Here’s what having obstructive sleep apnea in Topeka could mean for your heart health.


How Sleep Apnea in Topeka Weakens Your Immune System

July 22, 2019

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You find yourself being tired at work more and more often these days. You keep nodding off during meetings and missing important information. In addition, you find yourself taking more sick days than you normally would. Pretty soon you run out, and you end up having to come to work even when you feel exhausted and ill. If this sounds like you, you may have sleep apnea, and it may be affecting more than just your sleep. Keep reading to learn how sleep apnea in Topeka can affect your immune system.