Category: Sleep

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kelowna

The widely accepted definition of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is “a clinical condition in which there is intermittent and repeated upper airway collapse during sleep”. This results in irregular breathing at night and excessive sleepiness during the day. Complete apnea is defined as a ten-second pause in breathing activity. OSAS is a worldwide phenomenon. The […]

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Do you #GrindYourTeeth? What’s the Root Cause?

Tooth Grinding (Sleep Bruxism) and sleep related movement disorders  Night-time clenching or tooth grinding is a common problem classified as Sleep Bruxism (SB), and is one of the sleep related movement disorders (ICDS-2).  Sleep Bruxism may be extremely damaging to the teeth and supporting structures as well as existing dental work. The etiology of Sleep […]

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#GetYourSnoozeOn #ChronicHeadache

Did you know that an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screen is now a standard of practice for Canadian Dentists? Did you know that Health Canada studies provide that 1 in 3 people suffer from some sort of sleep disorder? Did you know that OSA is a leading risk factor for heart attack, stroke and early […]

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