Archives for: December 19th, 2016

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…