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Restless Nights: Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbussleepcenter @ 2:24 pm
Little boy sleeping on his side and snoring

It’s not very common for children to have sleep apnea. In fact, only about 1 to 4 percent of children in the United States are thought to suffer from this disorder, many of them between the ages of 2 and 8. If your child is unlucky enough to have sleep apnea in Columbus, then it’s important for you, as the parent, to act before the lack of quality sleep starts to affect their growth, development, and behavior. In this post, you’ll learn more about what causes children’s sleep apnea, how to recognize it, and – most important of all – how it can be successfully treated.

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Important Tips for Traveling When You Have Sleep Apnea

March 10, 2021

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treatment for sleep apnea in Columbus

Because life stops for nothing – even if you have sleep apnea in Columbus, it’s important to learn how to manage any situation as best as possible. One area that can be particularly tricky to navigate is traveling while undergoing sleep apnea therapy. Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can follow to allow for a smooth process. Continue reading to learn what you can do to make your life a little easier.

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Does Excessive Weight Gain Contribute to Sleep Apnea?

February 12, 2021

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connection between weight gain and sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans, leaving them devoid of the many benefits of receiving sufficient sleep. The most common form of the condition is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is when there is a partial or full blockage of the airway that causes stoppages in breathing while resting. Does packing on extra pounds contribute to sleep apnea or vice versa? As you continue reading, a sleep dentist answers this question and explains the connection between weight gain and sleep apnea.

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Could Anxiety Lead to Sleep Apnea or Vice Versa?

January 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbussleepcenter @ 7:02 pm
Anxious woman lying on bed hugging pillow

According to a study published in a European journal in 2012, over half of all patients diagnosed with a sleep disorder also suffer from depression or anxiety in some form. Moreover, anxiety and sleep apnea both share a number of symptoms, including insomnia and being in a constant state of agitation. Could one of these conditions lead to the other? As a matter of fact, their relationship could actually be considered more of a vicious cycle, and in this post, you’ll see what their connection is and why they both need to be treated.

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Will Your Medical Insurance Help Pay for Sleep Apnea Therapy?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbussleepcenter @ 7:23 pm
Stethoscope on top of a health insurance form

When you’re planning on getting an oral appliance to treat your sleep apnea, one of your primary concerns is likely to be the cost. Even though these appliances are provided by sleep dentists, dental insurance doesn’t normally offer any coverage for such devices. However, if you have a regular medical insurance plan, you might still have an option for reimbursement when you’re having your sleep apnea in Columbus treated. Read on to learn more about the role your insurance carrier will play when you’re getting an oral appliance.

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