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Sleep Apnea Archives - Worcester Sleep Dentistry

Testing for sleep apnea involves two primary methods: polysomnography, an overnight sleep study conducted in a laboratory or hospital setting, and home sleep tests, which are suitable for certain conditions in adults. Here’s an improved, detailed explanation with reasons for considering a sleep test, explained with bullet points: Polysomnography (In-Lab Sleep Study): This comprehensive test...

Researchers estimate that 1-5% of the children may have obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea in children can sleepiness if left untreated. In children, sleepiness can manifest as inattention, learning difficulty, impulsive behavior, and other behavioral problems. In children large adenoids and tonsils can contribute to sleep disordered breathing, but also dentofacial morphology can further contribute...

Menopause has been described as risk for sleep disordered breathing or sleep apnea. During menopause, women experience hormonal and physical changes and these changes can affect sleep. Progesterone levels fluctuate during menopause transition, declining to very low levels in the postmenopausal period. In a study from women with sleep complaints, 53% had sleep apnea, periodic...

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