adhd and sleep apnea

The link between ADHD and sleep apnea

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may have noticed that they are also struggling with sleep problems.  Many children with ADHD also experience restless sleep. What is the connection? And what can be done about it? Read on to find out more about the connection between ADHD and issues like sleep apnea.

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Childhood sleep apnea goes largely undiagnosed

Although around 15 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, up to 90 percent of cases remain undiagnosed. According to new research that was recently published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, children are largely underdiagnosed when it comes to obstructive sleep apnea. In many cases, the symptoms of the disorder are incorrectly

sleep apnea and brain activity

The link between sleep apnea and brain activity

Research shows that sleep apnea in children affects both brain activity and IQ. According to research, sleep apnea can lead to a number of issues, including brain cell damage, which lowers IQ and brain activity in children. If left untreated, the condition can actually injure areas of the brain that are responsible for processes like


How to treat sleep apnea

At Elite Dental of Staten Island, we collaborate with other health professionals to help manage sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder, but fortunately, there are several ways it can be addressed and managed. In fact, at Elite Dental of Staten Island, we often collaborate with other medical professionals to come up with effective


The importance of good quality sleep

A new study has linked good amounts of sleep to lower risks for dementia and early death. There is nothing better than a good night’s rest, but there’s more to quality sleep than feeling good. Studies have revealed that optimal sleep actually lowers the risk of dementia and early death. Read on to find out

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Three common sleep myths debunked

Some of the most common myths about sleeping could actually be impacting your overall health. Do you think you can get by on just a few hours of sleep every night? Perhaps you think your snoring is a harmless habit? Read on to find out more about some of the most common misconceptions about sleep,

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How to get rid of a blister on your tongue

If you’ve ever had a blister on your tongue, you’ll know it can cause discomfort and pain. We all know that healthy teeth and gums are essential for overall wellness, but did you know that your tongue also reveals clues about your general health? Blisters and sores on the tongue could be a sign of


Have you heard of sour tongue?

A change in your sense of taste could indicate an oral health issue If you have noticed a sour, bitter, or metallic taste in your mouth that you can’t seem to get rid of, it may be a sign of an underlying health issue. Although it is quite normal to experience an unpleasant taste from


How to keep your smile bright after whitening

If you have had a teeth whitening treatment, you’ll know that the results are very effective. Once the treatment is complete, it’s wonderful to see a stain-free smile that looks healthy and bright. While the results of a whitening treatment are long-lasting, it’s important to note that they are not permeant. But did you know


Myofunctional exercises for mouth breathing

While it’s completely normal to breathe through your mouth in certain situations — when you are doing strenuous exercise, or are nasally congested with a cold or flu, for example — breathing through the mouth all of the time can cause problems. Many people don’t even realize that they are breathing through the mouth, especially