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Airway and Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Airway and Sleep Disordered Breathing

Research / Articles

Association Between Periodontal Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What the Periodontist Should Know

American Association of Orthodontists - March 2021

Ryan Price, DDS and Philip Kang, DDS

"Periodontists should be able to recognize patients who are at risk for OSA or who already have OSA, because it will help them more effectively maintain these patients' oral health and manage their periodontal disease."

Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes

American Academy of Sleep Medicine - June 2017

Alexandros Vgontzas, MD


“We found that even mild sleep apnea was strongly associated with increased risk of developing hypertension by 4 times compared to individuals without sleep apnea...Similarly, moderate sleep apnea was associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by almost 3 times compared to individuals without sleep apnea.”

Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

National Institutes of Health - April 2018


"Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease."

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Linked to Persistent Teen Depression

Medscape Medical News - June 2017

Megan Brooks


"Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may play a role in persistent depressive symptoms and poor response to standard pharmacologic treatments in adolescents, new research suggests."

Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit

The New York Times - April 2013

Vatsal G. Thakkar


"We can’t wait any longer to pay attention to the connection between delta sleep and A.D.H.D."

The Risks of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Sleep Newzzz - February 2013

Michael J. Breus, PhD


"A growing body of research indicates that children who experience sleep-disordered breathing are at greater risk for problems with behavioral, emotional, and cognitive development."

Evolving Relationship Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Stroke

American College of Cariology - June 2015

By Mary Ellen Wells, PhD


"Evidence has identified SDB is an independent risk factor for stroke. The risk of stroke or death increases for patients even with mildly elevated AHI's. For this reason, effective screening, diagnosis, and treatment of SDB are needed to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improve outcomes post-stroke."

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