7 Reasons Not to Undergo Sleep Apnea Surgery

For many of you, the idea of sleeping with a mask or something inside your mouth makes you cringe. Sleep apnea is taking a toll on your personal and professional life, and you’re willing to consider surgery. You do your research, but find that there are so many different opinions about sleep apnea surgery, it’s […]

Why Speech is the Achilles’ Heel of the Human Race

This article appeared originally on KevinMD. The Greek hero of the Trojan war, Achilles, had only one vulnerable area on his body—his heel. Similarly, modern humans also have a vulnerable part of the our anatomy, the upper airway, which simultaneously accommodates for breathing, swallowing, and speaking. The ability to talk, however, came at a price. […]

An In-Depth Look at DIY Snoring Mouthpieces

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 before making such an important decision. After all, an oral appliance is a medical device that is used […]

7 Ways to Speed Up Aging

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 stomach may help you fall asleep […]

The Connection Between Migraines & Sleep-Breathing Problems

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 can cause or aggravate migraines, but what’s usually assumed is that migraine sufferers are breathing well at night. If […]