You may not think of your dentist as part of a fight against cancer, but new research has linked better cancer outcomes with sleep apnea treatment. Though the findings were derived from early animal research, it’s significant as the first possible link between oxygen restriction and cancer. Dentists like Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot believe that they offer the best way to ensure open air passageways in the night. Study links sleep apnea treatment with better cancer outcomes A new animal study presented at the European Association of Urology Congress… Read More
According to experts, roughly half of all Americans snore during sleep, and unfortunately, in far too many cases, their snoring is actually indicative of a dangerous condition known as sleep apnea. Simply speaking, sleep apnea is a breathing disruption characterized by a narrowing of the airway and relaxation of surrounding muscle and tissue. Though the brain typically jolts an affected individual awake before true suffocation can occur, sleep apnea can produce a number of serious problems. The good news is that improvements in treatment techniques are helping many achieve a… Read More
Depressive symptoms are often alleviated when sleep apnea is treated, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Prior to the study, nearly 73 percent of the 426 sleep apnea patients showed clinical signs of depression. After three months of treatment with CPAP therapy to resolve their sleep apnea, only 4 percent of the sleep apnea patients had symptoms of depression. Of the 41 patients who reported thoughts of self-harm or feelings that they’d “be better off dead” prior to treatment, no… Read More
Snoring may be a bigger problem than you think! Sure, it keeps others up at night, but it may be a sign of a condition that is more than just annoying: obstructive sleep apnea. This potentially deadly condition involves multiple pauses in breathing during sleep and puts you at risk for several serious health problems. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment is available at your Suffolk County Dentist. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot can provide help for your snoring problem. How do I know that… Read More
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