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Kids’ Allergies That Don’t Take a Break

The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that 50 million people in the United States experience allergies. Our immune systems attempt to react to substances that irritate the body by releasing histamines, which cause discomforts such as sneezing and watery eyes. Allergic rhinitis, which is the proper…

Spring Has Sprung, Have Your Allergies?

With allergy season around the corner, many allergy sufferers will begin to notice their symptoms have sprung! Between allergic rhinitis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) many are struggling to get the restorative sleep they need. The correlation between sleep quality interrupters is gaining a great deal of discussion in the medical and dental communities leading to recent research and new treatments….

Does Snoring Put My Child at Risk?

Snoring may seem harmless, however, consistent snoring can be both a warning signal and cause negative effects in your child. In this post, we will help you understand if snoring is putting your child at risk by explaining its causes as well as some of its effects….

CPAP Intolerant?

Our country is sleep-deprived – desperate for restful nights, to awaken easily, and be functional throughout the day without needing a nap. The anxiety and stress of our busy world certainly make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. But those dreams of being rested are even more….

Romance or Heartache?

For most couples, sharing a bed is one of the great joys of a long-term relationship. Those moments of falling asleep and waking up together are a major source of intimacy. But for Tom and his partner, sharing a bed had become impossible due to his incessantly loud snoring and untreated sleep apnea…

Why is my child not growing? By: KoalaKIDZzz®

There is some variance in the exact timing of children’s growth patterns, but there is some level of predictability: your child should grow. But sometimes, because of different factors, your child won’t grow like they’re supposed to. That leads parents like you to wonder, “why is my child not growing?…

Too Great a Risk: Why Our Military and Veterans aren’t Getting the Sleep They Deserve

Research in the field of sleep medicine has often looked at specific groups of people who are put in high-risk situations when they are sleep deprived. We have all seen news headlines about trains derailing or semi trucks running off of the road due to drivers falling asleep…

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

As a new year begins, millions of Americans are resolved to lose weight and get in better shape. Weight loss goals continue to top the charts for New Years resolutions. However, despite the fact that 45% of Americans make resolutions for weight loss…

IS THERE HELP BEFORE BRACES? by KoalaKIDZzz®

For most parents, braces seem to be the appropriate treatment option when their child has crooked teeth. But braces may not address all issues associated with growth and development…

When Summer’s Over: Why Sleep Should Be On Your Back-to-School Checklist

You have the pencils, the crayons, the new backpacks, and your child is outfitted with new clothes and shoes. Back-to-school is a busy and exciting time of year, for parents and children alike…

Is your Heart at Risk? Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Health

Each February, people across the country recognize American Heart Month. During this time, we are encouraged to pay attention to the risk factors for heart disease and make heart-healthy lifestyle changes…

Headaches: A TMJ Sleep Apnea Connection?

If you are one of the many people who suffer from headaches that haven’t responded to traditional treatments or medicines if you have all but given up on trying to find the solution you are not alone…

Waking up to Dental Sleep Medicine

People are waking up to Dental Sleep Medicine thanks to the efforts of the Dr. Rod Willey at the Koala Center for Sleep Disorders…

Summer Road Trips: Why Staying Safe May Come Down to Sleep

As the end of summer approaches, many Americans will be packing up their cars for one last family vacation before school begins again and cooler temperatures return…

New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, as the holidays wind down along with the endless stream of cookies, candies, pies and other sugary and fattening foods…

New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) diagnoses in the United States has jumped by over 40 percent since the early 2000s…

Treating Sleep Apnea Could Improve Outlook for Diabetes Patients

Every 23 seconds, someone in this country is diagnosed with diabetes. Let that sink in for a moment…

Is Poor Sleep Putting You at Risk?

“I had suffered from daytime fatigue and snoring for years. I would struggle to stay awake at work, and sometimes I found myself falling asleep while driving as well,” says Doug, a patient at the Koala Center for Sleep Disorders…

Can’t Sleep? Why Allergies May be to Blame.

Springtime. The birds are singing. The sun is shining. The neighbors are mowing their lawns. Sounds perfect, right? But for many, the change in seasons brings with it sneezing, runny noses, and watery eyes…

The Relationship between Sleep and Mental Health

Think about the last time you felt sleepy during the day. Did you find it harder to accomplish normal tasks? Did even ordinary problems overwhelm you more than usual?…

National Sleep Awareness “In Search of a Better Night’s Sleep”

The return of Daylight Saving Time has many focused on sleep. While friends and coworkers bemoan their lost hour of rest, leading sleep advocacy groups seek to draw our attention to the larger issue at hand: Americans need not only more sleep but better sleep…

Could Poor Sleep be Affecting Your Safety at Work and on the Road?

Americans are not getting enough sleep. Researchers across the medical community continue to emphasize this fact in their findings…

Sleep Apnea and Women Ignorance is Not Bliss.

For years Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has generally been considered a men’s health issue…

Lack of Sleep Causing Depression?

If you didn’t sleep well last night, you may find yourself irritable and grumpy today, but if you’re someone who has suffered from insomnia and disrupted sleep for months…

Why Poor Sleep Might be Preventing Weight Loss

As the year comes to a close, millions of Americans will begin planning their New Year’s Resolutions. One goal at the top of many lists will no doubt be to lose weight…

Nat Geo “Sleepless in America”

National Geographic’s “Sleepless in America” exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence…

Don’t Just Survive the Holidays

While the holidays should be a time to celebrate with family and friends, they can often be stressful and exhausting, especially when you find yourself traveling, going to bed late, or having a house full of guests…

Could Poor Sleep be Complicating your Diabetes?

Does the following sound familiar? You wake up each day feeling restless and groggy only to find that your blood sugar levels are out of control…

Down Syndrome & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Many can relate to the frustration that comes from lack of sleep. Whether it’s your child struggling to go to sleep or stay asleep or it’s you who’s waking up not feeling rested…

High Cholesterol Linked to Sleep Disorder

Sleep is essential to your overall health. Your ability to stay alert and maintain energy for daily duties is directly affected by your quality of rest…

My Snoring Almost Cost Me My Fishing Partner

Don had suffered from snoring and chronic fatigue for years. His snoring became so bad that it was interfering with his one of his favorite things to do…

Second Hand Snoring Bed Partner Sleep Loss

If you have a partner who snores it will come as no surprise to learn researchers say you’re losing sleep over it…

Shopping When Sleepy, A Recipe for Spending More

Smart shoppers know to avoid shopping for food on an empty stomach. It’s a recipe for coming home with high calorie food items, and likely spending more money than planned…

As seen on TV Snore Guard vs. Oral Appliance Therapy

You are probably familiar with the snore guards advertised on TV to decrease or stop snoring. You may be wondering what the difference is between these snore guards and the oral appliances provided by a dentist…

Sleep Apnea, Snoring Relief with Oral Appliance Therapy

Doug had suffered from daytime fatigue and snoring for years. “I would even struggle to stay awake at work,” says Doug. “There were times that I would find myself falling asleep while driving too.”…

Is your jaw giving you a headache?

If you have a headache, your first reaction may be the medicine cabinet for pain relief or a visit to the doctor. ..

35 Years with a Sleep Disorder & Finally Relief

Q: When did you discover you had a sleep problem?
Don: Thirty-five years ago I recognized that I had a sleep disorder…

Oral Sleep Appliances for Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Marcia had struggled with chronic daytime fatigue for years. “I would even fall asleep while driving on a long trip,” says Marcia…

Migraines Linked to Sleep Apnea & TMJ Disorder

If you are one of the many people who suffer from headaches that haven’t responded to traditional treatments or medicines if you have all but given up on trying to find the solution you are not alone…

Oral Appliance Sleep Apnea Treatment Changed My Life

Connie, a retired nurse, had struggled with daytime tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, and weight gain…

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