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Sleep Apnoea Linked with Diabetic Nerve Damage

UK study suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are more likely to develop diabetes-related neuropathy (ie damage to the nerves in the feet). Read more here.  

Temperomandibular Joint Disorder and Mandibular Advancement Appliances

In situations where a Michigan splint or bite guard would be indicated, and in the well chosen cases, it has become apparent that mandibular advancement appliances (MAA) previously in the form of functional appliances have proven to be successful in pain relief and reduction of symptoms. It would appear that reprogramming the TMJ apparatus, and

Sleep Apnoea in Teens Impacts Life Skills

Researchers studied 263 children and found children who sudder OSA in their teens had more problems with attention, hyperactivity, aggressiveness, difficulties controlling their emotions and managing social situations, as well as a diminished capacity to independently care for themselves. Read more here.

Increased Risk of Stroke on Less Than 6 Hours Sleep

Researchers in the US studied 5,000 people and found that there was a strong link between daily sleep amounts of less than six hours and a greater incidence of stroke symptoms for middle-aged to older adults. Read more here.