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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Quest for a Good Night's Sleep

Wow! Every day there's something popping up in the media about the struggle of America to get a good night's sleep.

Yesterday, The Today Show did a segment about various things that rob people of a restful night. Glad they included the long-term adverse effects of letting this go untreated--cardiovascular problems, diabetes, stroke. It's more than just annoying; it can be life threatening.

Today, on my Facebook page, a friend posted the question, "When was the last time you went to bed and slept through the night?" As of this writing, there are 32 comments.

In our office, we offer a no charge consult for sleep-breathing issues. We work with board certified sleep physicians and local sleep labs to determine causes of sleep disruption and determine what's the proper course of treatment.

For snoring and mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, we can make an oral appliance that's FDA-approved and usually covered by medical insurance. Even in severe cases, when a patient is CPAP intolerant, an oral appliance may be better than leaving apnea untreated.

Here's a link to the Today Show segment:

posted by MoreSmiles at 5:52 AM

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