Will Fireworks Keep You Up This 4th of July?

July 4, 2018

Sleeping and Sparklers: Keep 4th of July Fireworks from Waking You Up

The Sleep Blog, SleepDr.com

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, we’re all looking forward to a delicious backyard barbeque, celebrating with friends and family, and especially the nighttime fireworks display. What we might not be anticipating is the late-night cacophony that these explosions and celebrations cause. Learn here how to enjoy the festivities without the fidgety night. . .

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Cellerant 2019 Best of Class Technology Award Winner – SleepArchiTx!

June 11, 2019

Cellerant announces the 2019 Best of Class Technology Award winners

Out of all 25 winners, 14 are winning the award for the first time.

“We are entering a new era in dentistry—one that will change how we diagnose, treat and manage our patients and practices,” says Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. “This was a breakthrough year in product and services technologies. The panel spent hundreds of hours in close discussion reviewing and analyzing the corporate landscape. Pay close attention to our winners as they are truly leading the way to provide you what is best in today’s contemporary practice”. . .

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Is It Too Hot To Sleep?

October 30, 2018

10 Tips for Sleeping Better in the Summer

By Amanda MacMillan

Sleep better this summer

Whether it’s the heat, the holidays, or just the summertime mindset, getting a good night’s rest can feel particularly tricky between June and September. “School is out, there are more distractions and schedule changes, and sleep can suffer,” says Sunita Kumar, MD, medical director of the Loyola Medicine sleep program. “And of course, getting comfortable can be difficult during the hottest months”. . .

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You Might Not Actually Be Sleeping

May 27, 2019

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which continues its unrelenting climb among American adults.

By Jane E. Brody

Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep.

With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist.

Sure enough, a night in the sleep lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine revealed that while the woman was supposedly asleep, she experienced . . .

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Dr. David Crumpton: Complex Sleep Case Step-by-Step

April 17, 2019

How to treat malocclusions and sleep disorders concurrently

Learn about this combination therapy with clear aligners and the Aligner Sleep Appliance.

By David Crumpton, DDS

In recent years, our practice has been actively screening all our patients for known dental signs and symptoms associated with sleep disorders. These include patients who brux or grind their teeth, report they feel tired throughout the day, have a retrognathic mandible and suffer from malocclusions, among other signs.

Clear aligner therapy is one treatment we provide to address malocclusions. Knowing the correlation between malocclusions and sleep disorders, we had a dilemma in deciding what to address first. Fortunately, I discovered an ideal solution to this dilemma: combination therapy allows me to treat my patients with clear aligners and the Aligner Sleep Appliance® from SleepArchiTx™ to address both conditions concurrently. . .

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Cone Beam Technology

February 18, 2019

Is cone beam technology worth the cost?

By Lauren Burns

Learn how a CBCT system could have a positive impact on your ROI and practice scope.


According to the FDA, cone beam CT systems have important roles in many dental subfields, including implants, endo, ortho and sleep breathing disorders. But is the major cost of a CBCT system (usually valued between $80,000 and $120,000) worth it?

John Flucke, DDS, says yes. . .

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Orthodontics and OSA

February 2019

Performing Orthodontics While Treating OSA

Comprehensive treatment planning is essential to avoid malocclusion

Payam Ataii, DMD

According to practice parameters published jointly by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).1,2  The parameters note that when patients are diagnosed with OSA, dentists should provide them with a “custom, titratable appliance over non-custom oral devices” as an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. . .

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Season’s Impact On Sleep

March 26, 2019

Is Spring The Worst Season For Sleep?

Spring, particularly early spring, is such a weird time of year.  It’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.  In some parts of the country right now, there’s snow on the ground.  In others, the trees are starting to sprout leaves.  In some areas, you can even get both!  For many people, the onset of spring means worse sleep.  Let us count the reasons why:. . .

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Have You Ever Thought…

March 2019

When Is Snoring OK?

Nearly half of all American adults—or about 90 million people—are regular snorers. It is frustrating to bedmates and the source of marital tension. Although it’s common, it is not normal: All snoring implies some degree of turbulent airflow during sleep due to an obstruction in the breathing pathways. Sometimes, this can be caused by a cold or allergies. But other times, it is a signal of a health issue known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). . .

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Green Light Instead of Blue?

June 8, 2016

Headline: Lighting color affects sleep, wakefulness

Green light promotes sleep while blue light delays it, find researchers

Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms.htm
Source:University of Oxford

A research team from Oxford University have shown how different colours of light could affect our ability to sleep.

The researchers, led by Dr Stuart Peirson from Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute were aiming to understand why exposing mice to bright light caused two — physically incompatible — responses.

Dr Peirson explained: ‘When we expose mice to light during the night, it causes them to fall asleep. Yet, at the same time, it also increases levels of corticosterone, a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland that causes arousal — wakefulness. We wanted to understand how these two effects were related . . .

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