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Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those lower airway volumes are independent of the infants’ gender, ethnicity or weight, according to a study published online Dec. 16, 2017 in Clinical Imaging.  ...

Preterm infants have narrowed upper airways, which may explain higher obstructive sleep apnea risk

Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those lower airway volumes are independent of the infants’ gender, ethnicity or weight, according to a study published online Dec. 16, 2017 in Clinical Imaging.  ...

Proper Sleep is More Than a Curfew Football players are used to strict curfew guidelines, largely designed to ensure the proper amount of sleep. And yet, lying in bed with eyes closed does not necessarily lead to clinically proper sleep. In some situations, it...

Success Found in the NFLPA’s Sleep Program

Proper Sleep is More Than a Curfew Football players are used to strict curfew guidelines, largely designed to ensure the proper amount of sleep. And yet, lying in bed with eyes closed does not necessarily lead to clinically proper sleep. In some situations, it...

Fortunately, advancing technology has allowed for more effective treatment options. The CPAP, Continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open. It is the most publicly well-known...

Huffington Post Blog: Silent but Deadly Sleep Conditions Have Better Treatment Options

Fortunately, advancing technology has allowed for more effective treatment options. The CPAP, Continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open. It is the most publicly well-known...

On December 8, 2017 David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), was invited to a meeting organized by the NFLPA L.A. Chapter and its President, Frank Rice. The meeting was held at Hollywood Park...

ASBA Diplomates Presented on Sleep Apnea at L.A., CA NFLPA Chapter Meeting

On December 8, 2017 David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), was invited to a meeting organized by the NFLPA L.A. Chapter and its President, Frank Rice. The meeting was held at Hollywood Park...

November 20, 2017 saw Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) host another of their sleep apnea awareness events. This time it was at the office of Dr. Steve Wilk, DDS. Dr. Wilk had previously attended a Living Heart Foundation screening at Centura Hospital that had...

ASBA Diplomate Dr. Steve Wilk Welcomes Former NFL Players to a Special Event at His Office in Denver, CO

November 20, 2017 saw Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) host another of their sleep apnea awareness events. This time it was at the office of Dr. Steve Wilk, DDS. Dr. Wilk had previously attended a Living Heart Foundation screening at Centura Hospital that had...

Considerable money, expertise, and even star power has been poured into a new venture in the Texas cities of Tyler/Dallas/Houston/Austin and many more to come, all in an effort to fight sleep apnea and bring oral appliances to the forefront of treatment. Thanks to...

Project Rose Carries the Ball Forward in the Fight Against Sleep Apnea

Considerable money, expertise, and even star power has been poured into a new venture in the Texas cities of Tyler/Dallas/Houston/Austin and many more to come, all in an effort to fight sleep apnea and bring oral appliances to the forefront of treatment. Thanks to...

December 1-2, marked the first Sleep Coordinator Boot Camp with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and Sleep Group Solutions working together to bring a two day course geared entirely towards giving staff members the keys to succeed in a dental sleep practice. Rebecca Layhe brought energy...

ASBA/SGS First Sleep Coordinator Boot Camp an Overwhelming Success!

December 1-2, marked the first Sleep Coordinator Boot Camp with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and Sleep Group Solutions working together to bring a two day course geared entirely towards giving staff members the keys to succeed in a dental sleep practice. Rebecca Layhe brought energy...

Ensuring proper rest for its marquee players has been one of the most pervasive issues affecting the NBA the last several seasons, prompting a lengthening of the schedule and a reduction in games on back-to-back nights and the elimination of stretches with four games...

Chicago Bulls Use Rise Science Sleep Program To Improve Rest, Recovery

Ensuring proper rest for its marquee players has been one of the most pervasive issues affecting the NBA the last several seasons, prompting a lengthening of the schedule and a reduction in games on back-to-back nights and the elimination of stretches with four games...

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea. Cardiogram and USCF previously demonstrated the ability...

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea. Cardiogram and USCF previously demonstrated the ability...

As a country, we have satisfaction in being American, but each community also value’s their own individual cultures. The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) wants to release an official statement of support and pride for the communities in Florida and surrounding areas as...

Sleep Dentists Win Big With Project Rose

As a country, we have satisfaction in being American, but each community also value’s their own individual cultures. The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) wants to release an official statement of support and pride for the communities in Florida and surrounding areas as...