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How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Recently, a dear friend of our family shared with me her concern that her 4-year-oldgrandson was not getting enough sleep. Because our friend knows that I treat people who have sleep apnea, she asked for my advice and I found a lot of information to forward to her, some of which I am sharing with you.

The National Sleep Foundation’s guidelines are:

For preschoolers: 10-13 hours a night

For school age kids: 9-11 hours

And, for teens: 8-10 hours

Dr. Shelly […]

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Welcome to the family Rosie!

Welcome to the family Rosie!

Welcome Rosie and Happy Dog Appreciation Day!

Calle and I are happy to welcome a new grand puppy to our family. She joins her four-legged brother (Lincoln) and her two-legged family members, our daughter Jordan, son-in-law Eric, and grandchildren Alayna and Simon.

Our daughters grew up with Golden Retrievers and the laughter and love they brought made us a much better family.

Dog Appreciation Day is Saturday, August 26th.  In addition to the laughter and love, there have […]

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A 2-minute survey that could save your life

A 2-minute survey that could save your life

The survey below is called The Epworth Sleepiness Scale and was developed in 1990 by Dr. Murray Johns a physician at the Epworth Sleep Center in Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He wanted a way to measure the daytime sleepiness and the impact of sleep apnea on his patient’s wakeful state. It is now recognized as a integral part of the diagnosis process and is just one of the assessment tools insurance company require to […]

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The Avoidable Tragedy of Carrie Fisher’s Death

The Avoidable Tragedy of Carrie Fisher’s Death

The recent death of actress Carrie Fisher, our Princess Leia, has shocked fans and admirers around the world. George Lucas said, “she was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved.”

It is a tragedy that we will not benefit from her continuing contributions to the arts through her acting and writing. But what I am really upset about is hearing that, while the cause of death was […]

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What sleep doctors are saying about the success of sleep appliances

What sleep doctors are saying about the success of sleep appliances

 

Below is a summary of the most recent guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep
Medicine, the Academy that all sleep doctors belong to, showing that oral appliances should be the standard for use in treatment of sleep apnea. 

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy: An Update for 2015

Kannan Ramar, MBBS, MD1; Leslie C. Dort, DDS2; Sheri G. Katz, DDS3; Christopher J. Lettieri, MD4; Christopher G. Harrod, […]

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