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April 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Children with Sleep Apnea More Likely to Have Behavioral and Learning Problems

There have been multiple studies published in the last few years regarding the effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders on children and teens.

In early 2013, Penn State researchers published the results of a study showing that children who have learning, attention and/or behavior problems may in fact be suffering from a condition known as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) —…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on April 12, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Sleep apnea causes systemic inflammation: CPAP can help

If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re probably familiar with a treatment called CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.

While some people find the mask worn for CPAP treatment uncomfortable—more on that later—it has been proven to be a highly effective way to keep the airways open that become obstructed in sleep apnea patients, and reduce or prevent snoring and paused breathing.

There’s a new study that found that CPAP…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on April 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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