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Category: Sleep Apnea

Kids’ Snoring Could Indicate Sleep Apnea

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Mon 12/19/2016

Experts estimate that 1 to 3 percent of children are affected by sleep apnea and experience significant side effects. Unfortunately, in children many of the symptoms of this condition are misinterpreted or mistaken for something else (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics urges parents to be mindful of the symptoms…

The Link between Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Sun 12/04/2016

Earlier this year, Dr. Michael Cortese blogged about the long-term health effects of sleep apnea. In the post, he mentioned the relationship between sleep apnea and heart disease. While it is unclear whether the sleep disorder causes heart disease, Dr. Cortese and fellow sleep apnea specialists know that the sleep disorder triples the risk of…

Can Exercise Improve the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Sat 11/19/2016

Could the solution to sleep disordered breathing be as simple as a daily jog? A recent study indicates that regular exercise could help reduce the occurrence of sleep apnea symptoms. Here, Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics explains more.

Signs of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Apnea

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Sat 08/06/2016

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of everyday life can make it difficult to get enough sleep, and not feeling fully rested is something we all experience. But sometimes feeling tired can be the result of something more dangerous. How can you tell if you’re simply tired, or if an underlying medical condition is robbing you…

How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Fri 07/22/2016

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect your health in a variety of ways and, when left untreated, can be potentially life threatening. “Obstructive” refers to an obstruction of the oxygen through the airway during sleep, which prevents the oxygen traveling to the brain and vital organs. The lack of oxygen during sleep causes a person…