April 27, 2018

Studying the Genomics of Sleep Disorders

Recently, Stanford partnered up with a data holding company, Prometheus, to start collecting data on the genomics of sleep disorders. Since there is so little understanding as a whole as to what all happens during someone’s sleep, this data is going to be invaluable. The data will come from 30,000 sleep study patients and show everything they can monitor about […]
August 16, 2016
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Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist to be Keynote Speaker

Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference in Moscow, Russia Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy DDS has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference. The conference, entitled “Actual Problems of Somnology,” will be held at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]
April 22, 2016
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Mark Levy DDS Awarded Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award

For immediate release: April 13, 2016 – Hilliard, OH A local Hilliard, OH dentist has been awarded the Annual Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award for outstanding service and involvement in the Henry Schein Dental Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. Mark Levy DDS Awarded the Prestigious Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award Mark Levy DDS has been awarded the Annual […]
November 2, 2015

Dr Mark Levy & Team Win Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio

Thanks to our wonderful patients in Hilliard & Columbus Ohio, Dr. Mark Levy and the practice was voted Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio for 2015 by Columbus CEO Magazine as an outstanding Columbus Ohio dentist. See our write-up in Newswire.
May 18, 2018

CPAP Alternative Hilliard

If you are looking for a CPAP alternative, Hilliard dentist Mark Levy, DDS, is where you want to turn. He specializes in helping people get CPAP alternatives all around Hilliard and the surrounding areas. It is very important that if you suffer from sleep apnea, that you get treatment. The longer you go without treating your sleep apnea, the more […]
September 19, 2017

What is CPAP and How Does it Help with Sleep Apnea?

Have you ever heard of a CPAP machine and wondered what it did? Well, CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, and it is a machine that provides this type of pressure to the airways of specific individuals. People who struggle with sleep apnea often stop breathing during the night. One of the more effective ways of keeping the airways […]
December 14, 2015

CPAP Alternatives

Is there a CPAP Alternative when it comes to sleep apnea?  The CPAP machine with the face mask has been the most widely recommended treatment for almost all those diagnosed with sleep apnea.  But what happens if you can’t, won’t or don’t get used to wearing the mask at night?  What are your options?  Let’s look at some safe CPAP […]
August 1, 2014

CPAP Alternatives

With sleep apnea, breathing stops completely and frequently during sleep. This condition disrupts the natural sleep pattern, causing sufferers to cough or gasp as they wake abruptly from rest. When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, fatigue, abnormal liver function, stroke, or even heart failure. Commonly, a CPAP is prescribed, but many patients look for a […]
December 11, 2013

Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Blood Pressure

Researchers in Spain found that people with sleep apnea and  resistant hypertension had improvements in the blood pressure after treating their sleep disorder. The researchers noted that resistant hypertension (a type that does not respond to typical treatments) was common in patients with sleep apnea. Past research using CPAP therapy to treat the sleep apnea has shown mixed results regarding […]
November 2, 2013

The Boom In Sleep Apnea

Baby Boomers are part of the boom in sleep apnea cases. Sleep apnea affects 5-10% of the American population and most of them don’t know they have this sleep breathing disorder. Snoring, daytime fatigue and weight gain are all signs that someone may be suffering from sleep apnea and, left untreated, sleep apnea can take years off your life. Sleep […]
October 24, 2013

Guide to Living With Sleep Apnea

After all those years of wondering why you were so sleepy all the time, you got a diagnosis. You have obstructive sleep apnea and here are some guidelines to help you live with this disorder. Snoring is risky for your health You don’t have any breathing problems while you are awake – so why would you stop breathing while sleeping? […]
September 26, 2013

New Sleep Apnea Treatment Guidelines

The American College of Physicians has published new guidelines for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.  The first treatment suggested to patients should be weight loss, according to the guidelines. The rates of sleep apnea are rising rapidly “probably because of escalating obesity rates”, the guidelines note. All overweight and obese patients should be encouraged to lose weight […]
August 27, 2013

Anxious? Could Be Linked to Sleep Apnea

Anxiety and sleep apnea have been linked in a number of studies. For example, in 2012 a European study found that more than half of sleep apnea patients also “had some degree of depression and anxiety.” While anxiety and sleep apnea often go hand in hand, it is important to note that it has not been proven that one necessarily […]
June 4, 2013

Driving While Drowsy Could Be Caused By Sleep Apnea

Driving while drowsy can impair driving performance as much as alcohol studies have shown.  Analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash data estimates drowsy driving is a factor in nearly one in six fatal crashes. The  AAA Foundation recently published a study showing that two out of five drivers surveyed (41 percent) admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at some point. Many recent tragedies […]
May 24, 2013

Chronic Pain Associated With Sleep Apnea

Chronic pain is the most common reason that people visit the doctor. Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are being linked to other health conditions with each new study that emerges and now there is a link between chronic pain and sleep apnea. This is a special relationship between sleep apnea and chronic pain because it goes both ways. People […]
May 10, 2013

Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea Covered by Medical Insurance

Oral appliance therapy is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and is covered by most medical insurance policies and Medicare. Oral appliances are available from dentists who have specialized training in the field of dental sleep medicine.  Many patients are unable to tolerate using CPAP to treat their obstructive sleep apnea – and some don’t even want to try. The […]
April 29, 2013

Treating Sleep Apnea Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation in the body has been linked to severe health problems and so has sleep apnea. New research has shown that treating sleep apnea reduces inflammation. Many studies have looked at the link between sleep apnea and high levels of inflammation but researchers recently performed a meta-analysis that pooled data from over 20 studies involving over 1,000 patients. The data suggested […]
February 12, 2013

6 Myths About Sleep

A myth is a story that is repeated often but isn’t actually true. Here are 6 myths about the importance of sleep and the truth behind the myth. Most people don’t realize just how important sleep is for their brain function and overall health – in fact science is just starting to unlock what really happens while we are sleeping! Sleep isn’t that […]
January 18, 2013

Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea? Check for Depression Too

The CDC found that men who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea were twice as likely to suffer from depression as men who did not have a sleep disorder. It was worse for women with sleep apnea – they were five times more likely to experience major depression compared to those who didn’t have the condition. Both men and women who had […]
January 12, 2013

Pregnant and Snoring – Treatment Improves Fetal Health

Are you pregnant and have you been told that you snore? A new study suggests that treating this mild sleep disordered breathing can help improve the health of the unborn baby. The January issue of the journal Sleep contains the results of this study which used a CPAP to treat the mild sleep disordered breathing experienced by the mothers. The health […]
December 30, 2012

Improve Your Memory – Treat Sleep Apnea

Memory getting a little fuzzy? You might have sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea and the snoring that goes along with it has been shown to improve cognitive functions. A study conducted in Sweden and published in the journal Nature and the Science of Sleep studied patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who used an oral appliance to keep their […]
December 18, 2012

Holiday Travel With CPAP

Are you planning to travel during the holiday season? For patients with obstructive sleep apnea holiday travel, especially on airplanes, can be complicated. While airport screeners are familiar with CPAP machines the bins used at the screening area are not particularly clean. I suggest placing your items in plastic bags before placing them in the screening bins to avoid contamination. […]
December 8, 2012

Sleep Apnea Damages Female Brains More

Researchers learned about the damage to the brain that occurs in sleep apnea patients about 10 years ago. Now the same reserch team from UCLA has found that the female brain experiences more damage than men. “While there are a great many brain studies done on sleep apnea and the impact on on’e health they have typically focused on men […]
December 6, 2012

Artery Damage in Sleep Apna Patients

Researchers from Romania have found that people with obstructive sleep apnea have artery damage that is similar to that found in diabetic patients. The researchers noted that sleep apnea has been associated with high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. The researchers used ultrasound measurements of the heart among separate groups of patients that included: healthy […]