Articles

By: Andrea Harris and Sue Cotey

Sleep Apnea Can Make Managing Diabetes More Difficult: What You Need To Know

Do you snore? Do you feel fatigued every day? Do you wake up frequently throughout the night? It may be that the shallow breathing or breaks in breathing caused by sleep apnea are the reason. If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea.... read more

04

Aug

By: Sara Lindberg

Tongue-Tie: What It Is and How It’s Treated

Tongue-tie is more than a just a metaphor for stumbling over your words. It’s an actual oral condition that can impact many things from breastfeeding to your airway, from speech to dental health. Still, the research about tongue-tie is evolving, and there’s a lot that’s misunderstood. If your child has been diagnosed with tongue-tie, here’s what you need to know in order to figure out next steps.... read more

02

Aug

By: Kristeen Cherney

What Is Mouth Taping, and Does It Help Treat Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Mouth taping is a home remedy that’s supposed to help treat mouth breathing when you sleep. Mouth breathing itself is associated with numerous health conditions, including snoring, allergies, and oral health. ... read more

31

Jul

By: ROBERTO OLIVARDIA

ADHD, Sleep, and Me: It’s Complicated

Getting to the bottom of sleep problems will, at the very least, help you better manage ADHD symptoms. If you’re anything like me — who lived with undiagnosed sleep apnea until adulthood — it may save your life.... read more

30

Jul

By: Jandra Sutton

What You Need to Know About Proper Tongue Posture

Proper tongue posture involves the placement and resting position of your tongue in your mouth. And, as it turns out, proper tongue posture may be more important than you might think.... read more

29

Jul

By: Julie Corliss

Dental appliances for sleep apnea: Do they work?

Keeping your partner — or yourself — up at night with loud snoring? This might be more than a nuisance. About 25% of men and nearly 10% of women have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious sleep disorder characterized by explosive snores, grunts, and gasps. Tissue at the back of the throat temporarily obstructs the airway, leading to breathing pauses (apneas) throughout the night. Not only does OSA leave people tired and groggy, but it also puts them at risk for a host of health problems, including high blood pressure, depression, and heart disease.... read more

28

Jul

By: AAPMD

Finding Connor Deegan - AAPMD

For more information about children who are sleepy, snore, or have been diagnosed with ADHD, please visit The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry at www.AAPMD.org... read more

27

Jul

By: Staff

REID…the Diet that Healed when all others Failed

When my son was 6 months old I fell in love with Weston Price and the traditional foods movement. I was sold and vowed to never look back. When it came time to introduce my son to foods, I stuck to my guns and shunned cereals and any other processed foods, in favor of whole foods. Soon I had my son on raw milk and homemade bread.... read more

26

Jul

By: CATRIONA HARVEY-JENNER

7 surprising ways sugar can affect your body

Sugar is notorious for making you put on weight and rotting your teeth - but it can do more than just that to your insides.... read more

25

Jul

By: Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, M.D.

How Does Sugar Affect Kids' Health?

Most grocery stores have aisles packed with sugary treats, juices and other high-sugar drinks. However, with the rising trends in obesity and the long-term health issues related to a high-sugar diet, the amount of sugar your child consumes needs to be watched closely.... read more

23

Jul

By: Jayne Leonard

Causes and treatment options for waking up tired

Most people wake up tired every now and then. Occasionally waking up tired is not usually a cause for concern.... read more

23

Jul

By: Jessica Migala

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Depression, Anxiety, and Mood

Anyone can be a little irritable after a night of too-little shut-eye. But if you have sleep apnea, the effects on your mood may be far greater.... read more

22

Jul

By: Alexa Fry

How Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Pressure

What Is the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Blood Pressure? How Does Sleep Apnea Cause High Blood Pressure? How Does Sleep Apnea Treatment Affect Blood Pressure? Should I Talk To My Doctor About Sleep Apnea?... read more

22

Jul

By: Timbrey Lind, RDH, and Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH

Treating TMD with orofacial myofunctional therapy

Some 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates noted that many people with severe headaches also had crooked teeth. There were no successful treatments until pharmaceuticals came along, which treated the symptoms, not the cause. A temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a very common problem affecting up to 33% (I think more) of individuals. TMD is often viewed as a repetitive motion disorder and eventual breakdown of the masticatory structures (jaw joint and surrounding muscles). The current perspective is that it's an orofacial myofunctional disorder of mouth breathing.... read more

20

Jul

By: Peter J Catalano MD* and John Walker DMD

ADD & ADHD in Children: The Answer is Right in Their Nose

At recent Collaboration Cures Nasal Breathing Summit, Peter Catalano, MD ENT discussed the connection between nasal breathing and ADHD in children. A full article appeared in the American Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and N... read more

15

Jul

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