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March 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Pillar Procedure Confirmed Effective in Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

A new study published in the January issue of Laryngoscope adds to growing evidence that the Pillar Procedure is an effective treatment for reducing snoring and mild-to-moderate sleep apnea.

Snoring due to OSA

One of the causes of snoring and sleep apnea is a relaxation of the muscles at the back of the throat — known as the soft palate — that blocks the airway…


Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on March 22, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Children’s Subconscious Learning More Effective than Adults

It has been common scientific knowledge for some time that when we sleep, our brains consolidate the information we subconsciously absorb during the day, and process it into explicit, conscious knowledge.

Both children and adults do this, but a new study out of Germany shows that during sleep, children’s brains convert subconsciously absorbed information — known as implicit learning — into active, useful knowledge even more effectively than adult brains do.



Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on March 22, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

A Good Night’s Sleep Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

Over the past three years, I have been writing the Wake Up! You’re Snoring blog with two main objectives: first, to educate you, the public, about sleep disorders, and second, to provide compelling reasons—preferably scientific evidence—why a person who may have a sleep disorder should get diagnosed and, if necessary, properly treated.

There is no shortage of scientific studies being released on a regular basis showing links between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia,…


Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on March 4, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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