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Guest article Types of OTC oral appliances for snoring There are literally dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) mandibular advancement devices (MAD) available, which means that making a decision can be anything but easy. One should consider several factors... Read more
Not getting enough sleep can definitely cause more facial wrinkles, but here are 7 more ways to make sure that you get even more wrinkles, have more aches and pains, feel old, or even die sooner. 1. Eat or snack close to bedtime. Going to bed on a full... Read more
Michelle Bachmann’s recent revelation that she suffers from migraines brings up an important point that most doctors and the lay public don’t appreciate: the importance of proper breathing at night. It’s commonly known that sleep deprivation... Read more
Recurrent sinus infections, throat pain, ear fullness and chronic cough are some of the most common conditions that I see every day. You may think that I typically diagnose and treat for routine bacterial infections in these situations, but in most cases,... Read more
One of the most uncomfortable things you can do to another person is to place nasal packs in their nose after nasal surgery. What’s even worse is when you have to take it out. I know what it feels like, as I had nasal packs after I broke my nose... Read more
Dr. Park's Sleep Apnea Blog
The number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen 42% in the past 10 years. These findings were reported online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Currently, 11% of children in the United states have a diagnosis of ADHD. In addition, 6% of all 4 to 17 year olds (3.5 million children)... Read more
Now there’s one less reason to avoid traveling with your CPAP machine. Human Design Medical just released the Z1, which is touted to be the world’s lightest and smallest CPAP machine. Weighing in at 10 ounces, and measuring 6.5 x 3 x 2 inches, it’s also quiet at 26 decibels. If you order the backup battery pack, it only adds 2 more inches... Read more
When I first came across this study showing that behavioral sleep therapy for insomnia may double your chances of recovering from depression, my first reaction was, “DUHHHH? It’s like saying that water is found to cure dehydration. By definition, most people with depression have a variety of sleep problems. We know that having insomnia can predict... Read more
With all the talk about sleep apnea and its’ association with high blood pressure and diabetes, little has been mentioned about how obstructive sleep apnea can affect your cholesterol and other lipid levels. We already know that OSA is linked with fatty liver syndrome. It’s not surprising that treating obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP has been... Read more
You may think that stroke is something you only see in older people, but strokes can also be seen in younger adults and even in children. A recent study published in The Lancet revealed that from 1990 to 2010, rates of new onset stroke, stroke survivors, and deaths from stroke increased 68%, 84%, and 26%, respectively. There were bigger increases in low and middle-income... Read more
There’s been lots of studies in the past showing that obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy can be potentially dangerous to the mother and baby’s health, but unfortunately, these finding haven’t made their way into being used in clinical practice. Here’s another study that supports the need to screen for OSA on a regular basis: Snoring... Read more
Guest blog Snoring is an issue that has been a household nuisance since the beginning of time and continues to cause disturbances in many marriages today. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons suggest that up to 50% of people in the United States snore either occasionally or on a nightly basis. Excessive snoring often causes relationship... Read more