Boise Dentist Blog

The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe

Kids Who Snore

Kids Who Snore

The following article from Reuters Health discusses how sleep-disordered breathing can affect a child's school performance:

Kids Who Snore May Have Poorer Grades in School

By Larry Hand
September 08, 2015 

(Reuters Health) - Snoring and other breathing problems during sleep can put kids at risk for poorer performance...

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OSA and Anxiety and Depression

OSA and Anxiety and Depression

We have posted a lot of information over the years about the impact obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has on your health, and there continues to be more and more research regarding the link between sleep apnea and multiple health issues. A recent study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences...

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Sleep Apnea and Dementia

Sleep Apnea and Dementia

A new study suggests that sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea may contribute to the brain changes that precede dementia. While previous studies have shown an association between sleep apnea and dementia, this is the first study which may help to explain that relationship.

Sleep apnea causes interruptions...

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Bedwetting in Children With Sleep Apnea

Bedwetting in Children With Sleep Apnea

Research shows that some children with sleep apnea who also wet the bed can be helped by tonsil and/or adenoid removal. One study demonstrated that fifty percent of children with sleep apnea who were bedwetters stopped wetting the bed after surgery to remove their tonsils and/or adenoids. Those children whose...

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Dr. Dan Named an ABDSM Diplomate

Dr. Dan Named an ABDSM Diplomate

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Bruce has recently become an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. The ABDSM board is the leading organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Earning Diplomate status...

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

The Dangers of Losing Sleep

A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the devastating effects long and short term sleep loss can have on your body and mind. The article sites research from multiple sources, including the SLEEP journal, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkley, and...

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