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Several studies have reported that sleep bruxism rarely occurs in isolation. Recently, in an epidemiological study of sleep bruxism and risk factors in the general population, it was found that among the associated sleep symptoms and disorders obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was the highest risk factor for tooth...

OSA is highest risk factor for Bruxism

Several studies have reported that sleep bruxism rarely occurs in isolation. Recently, in an epidemiological study of sleep bruxism and risk factors in the general population, it was found that among the associated sleep symptoms and disorders obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was the highest risk factor for tooth...

American Thoracic Society International Conference, with the latest research declaring that home testing of sleep apnea followed by initiation of home treatment with an auto-titrating CPAP device reduced costs compared with in-laboratory testing and titration. Furthermore, home testing did not negatively impact clinical outcomes....

No Significant Difference between in lab PSG and HST: Study Finds

American Thoracic Society International Conference, with the latest research declaring that home testing of sleep apnea followed by initiation of home treatment with an auto-titrating CPAP device reduced costs compared with in-laboratory testing and titration. Furthermore, home testing did not negatively impact clinical outcomes....

According to federal officials, drowsy driving is a leading cause of highway fatalities and crashes. For this month alone, driver fatigue has been blamed in deadly accidents in Madison County, Ohio, Austin, Texas, and Marseilles, Illinois. It is estimated that over 30,000 people have...

Is the transportation industry over regulated around Sleep issues?

According to federal officials, drowsy driving is a leading cause of highway fatalities and crashes. For this month alone, driver fatigue has been blamed in deadly accidents in Madison County, Ohio, Austin, Texas, and Marseilles, Illinois. It is estimated that over 30,000 people have...

OSA the NFL and Athletic Performance

Is your sleep restless? Is your loud snoring keeping your family up? Do you wake up tired and drag your feet through the day? You may have Sleep Apnea! Athletes’ work very hard at being fit, often falsely believing that they could never have...

OSA the NFL and Athletic Performance

Is your sleep restless? Is your loud snoring keeping your family up? Do you wake up tired and drag your feet through the day? You may have Sleep Apnea! Athletes’ work very hard at being fit, often falsely believing that they could never have...

Breaking News: S8262 has been removed by Medicare and will not be covered under private medical insurance for TMJ-TMD splints as of 06-20-15

S8262 Code for Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Device used for TMD appliance Discontinued. S8262 has been removed by Medicare and will not be covered under private medical insurance for TMJ-TMD splints as of 06-20-2015. D8210 Quick Splint Reimbursement for most insurance companies $295.00 – $345.00...

Breaking News: S8262 has been removed by Medicare and will not be covered under private medical insurance for TMJ-TMD splints as of 06-20-15

S8262 Code for Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Device used for TMD appliance Discontinued. S8262 has been removed by Medicare and will not be covered under private medical insurance for TMJ-TMD splints as of 06-20-2015. D8210 Quick Splint Reimbursement for most insurance companies $295.00 – $345.00...

Living with OSA sometimes requires a sense of humor

Every major entertainment medium over the years has taken a shot at the snoring sufferer. Who hasn’t seen the movie scenes of grandpa snoring on the couch after dinner. Or the print ad of the two old guys asleep in their chairs at the...

Living with OSA sometimes requires a sense of humor

Every major entertainment medium over the years has taken a shot at the snoring sufferer. Who hasn’t seen the movie scenes of grandpa snoring on the couch after dinner. Or the print ad of the two old guys asleep in their chairs at the...

The vocabulary of life quality “Pep”, “Vigor”and “Energy” are inseparable from a discussion of sleep quality. Dr Richard Drake recently published this article which examines “tired” as a key indicator of a potentially deeper and more important condition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. “Tired and fatigued...

Sleepiness as a Measure of Quality of Life

The vocabulary of life quality “Pep”, “Vigor”and “Energy” are inseparable from a discussion of sleep quality. Dr Richard Drake recently published this article which examines “tired” as a key indicator of a potentially deeper and more important condition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. “Tired and fatigued...

There may be 35 million older Americans with undiagnosed lung disease due to cigarette smoking, a new study suggests. They don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but they still suffer significant lung disease and impairment, the researchers...

Smoking has Long Term Consequences

There may be 35 million older Americans with undiagnosed lung disease due to cigarette smoking, a new study suggests. They don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but they still suffer significant lung disease and impairment, the researchers...

EMG testing as part of Bruxism diagnosis and treatment

A few weeks ago I was asked a very simple question ” Why does dentistry focus so much on tooth wear instead of seeking to identify and treat Bruxism as a disease?”. This question lead to a very spirited discussion. I had just completed...

EMG testing as part of Bruxism diagnosis and treatment

A few weeks ago I was asked a very simple question ” Why does dentistry focus so much on tooth wear instead of seeking to identify and treat Bruxism as a disease?”. This question lead to a very spirited discussion. I had just completed...

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom from Vancouver Canada is a pioneer of dental sleep medicine. Dr Halstrom holds several patents for appliances, bite registration techniques and treatment methodology. His vast experience in the field set the stage for many of today’s standards of practice. Recently...

A Time Capsule from the Early Days of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom from Vancouver Canada is a pioneer of dental sleep medicine. Dr Halstrom holds several patents for appliances, bite registration techniques and treatment methodology. His vast experience in the field set the stage for many of today’s standards of practice. Recently...