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SLEEPtember Speaker Series: GERD, UARS and Sleep Apnea
  • Posted by: Eugena Brooks
  • Category: News

By Eugena Brooks Researchers estimate that about 10 percent of the general population suffers from nighttime gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the study shows that 62 percent of people with obstructive types of sleep apnea or breathing interruptions (that last 10 seconds or longer) during sleep also suffer from nighttime heartburn and acid reflux. SLEEPtember…

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A Different Kind of Thanksgiving for 2020
  • Posted by: Eugena Brooks
  • Category: News

By Eugena Brooks 2020 has been a very strange year to say the least. On the one hand so much has happened and changed it seems time is flying. Yet on the other hand with all the social distancing and sheltering in place it also seems like time is standing still. It is no wonder…

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8 ways to avoid acid reflux this Thanksgiving
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News

Some ways to avoid acid reflux on Thanksgiving are obvious, like wearing loose clothing, but there are other ways you might not have considered.

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  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News

It makes sense to consult a doctor if you struggle with long-term and ongoing problems with heartburn (more than once a week, worsening, or continuous over time). This is especially if you have experienced sleep problems (diagnosed or not) or any of the silent symptoms listed above. Acid reflux, for instance, could be the reason you have problems with insomnia.

Sleeptember Tip: 5 ways to a flawless bedhead
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News

Would you prefer to wake up with Flawless hair? That may mean making a better effort to achieve Flawless sleep. Here are 5 tips for making that happen. And while you’re there, take our poll! After the poll, share your morning bedhead selfie (tag it with #ASAABedhead) at our Facebook page; your selfie could win you four day passes to Disneyworld! And don’t forget to pledge to get a little extra sleep in September!

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If you grind your teeth at night, you might have sleep apnea
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

A dentist is equipped to identify two problems that present as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea: sleep bruxism (a night time grinding of the teeth of clenching of the jaws) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or heartburn. Fortunately, treating undiagnosed sleep apnea can provide relief for these other sleep-related problems.

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