Nighttime Grinding or Bruxism May be a red Flag for Sleep Apnea
added on: September 8, 2017

Grinding is becoming one of the new indicators for obstructive sleep apnea. If you grind your teeth, you probably should get a sleep study because you are likely having episodes of interrupted breathing during the night. Sleep apnea is known to significantly increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, depression, and obesity.  A Swedish Read more…

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Why don’t I sleep through the night?
added on: August 28, 2017

In a recent study by Barry Krakow, MD, it was found that 90% of awakenings experienced by insomniacs were preceded by a disruption in their breathing while asleep. In effect, the research found a major, and likely primary, cause for why people wake up at night and have continued to research and demonstrate this physiological breathing problem Read more…

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Snoring can Be Serious
added on: July 27, 2017

  If you SNORE, have DAYTIME DROWSINESS, are OVERWEIGHT or JUST DON’T FEEL WELL, ask your dentist or physician about getting checked for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Compromised sleep causes a long list of health issues and risks.  A few are noted below.  You do not have to have CPAP.  There are alternative easy to Read more…

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ProSomnus and The ETADPA Team Up to Help Patients Breathe
added on: July 16, 2017

The Eastern Tennessee Academy of Dental Practice Administration teamed up with ProSomnus Sleep Technologies Mark T Murphy DDS FAGD to advance their understanding of treatment options in treating OSA.  Participants were from various parts of Eastern Tennessee and met in Pigeon Forge for a day and one half of lecture and hands on training.  The Read more…

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Spreading the Word About OSA and OAT
added on: July 6, 2017

                Mark Murphy DDS, our Lead Faculty for Clinical Education, spoke recently at a local Optimist Club on the advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy over CPAP for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There were several CPAP users (and former users) in attendance and one missionary in the audience who advocated for Read more…

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Fitbit is Developing Devices for Tracking Sleep Apnea.
added on: June 26, 2017

Fitbit is building tools to help diagnose and monitor sleep apnea, a disorder that affects some 18 million American adults (reported by CNBC). Sleep apnea, often associated with snoring, is characterized by pauses in breathing and shallow breath and comes with an increased risk of heart failure, obesity and strokes. One of the biggest concerns Read more…

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Precision Medicine; Matching Patient Needs to Sleep Appliance Designs
added on: June 19, 2017

With the release of their FDA Approved ProSomnus [IA] Appliance, ProSomnus Sleep Technologies has really connected the precision medicine component treating OSA.  Now prescribing dentists can order specific characteristics they need and have the precision of bot FIT and a PATIENT CENTRIC solution.  ProSomnus Appliances have demonstrated effectiveness in 100% of Mild, 86% of Moderate Read more…

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NBA Finals Update; Late Night Tweeting Can Hurt Your Game?
added on: June 6, 2017

Research found that basketball players who tweeted after midnight scored about a point less in the next day’s game.  According to the authors, most of the statistical changes following late-night tweets can be explained by fewer minutes played.  Players had an average of 2 minutes less playing time following late-night tweeting. After a late-night tweet, Read more…

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No More GOOPY Impressions… and Faster Treatment?
added on: May 26, 2017

Your dentist can get you into therapy even quicker now if they us an intra oral scanner to take digital impressions. ProSomnus Sleep Technologies has the only certified and dedicated workflow to do this. And in only 6 Days! When it comes to helping more dentists treat more patients with OSA, this is HUGE!. To Read more…

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Top Ten Things Poor Sleep Does!
added on: May 23, 2017

According to a recent USA Today poll, people report getting their best sleep on Thursday night and their worst on Sunday.  You can blame back to work Monday morning blues on how well or poorly you slept.  As you know, there is much more going on than just the blues when you head off to Read more…

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