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.
September 6, 2019
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Dental Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep is one of the major components of overall good health. When we get enough of it, we feel great, but without it, functionality, appearance, and performance suffer. Sadly, recent studies indicate that up to seventy-five percent of us have some sort of sleep issue at least a couple of nights per week. So, if this is you, at least […]
December 3, 2013

The Dangers of Poor Sleep

We know that inadequate or poor quality sleep makes us feel miserable the next day but it can also be dangerous. Sadly, the train crash that just occurred in New York seems to be linked to sleep, as so many other accidents like this have been. It now appears that a train operator had dozed off before reaching the deadly […]
November 21, 2013

Weight Loss Helps Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea rates are skyrocketing and most experts believe that our obesity epidemic is responsible for many of the cases. Weight loss does improve obstructive sleep apnea and is one of the first things that most sleep physicians suggest to their patients. We all know how hard it can be to lose weight. Researchers from Kentucky reported that obese patients […]
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? […]
October 18, 2013

Detox Your Brain – Get Some Sleep

Need another reason to get some sleep? Researchers have discovered that sleep is the time that the brain cleans house – effectively a detox for your gray matter. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center have reported the discovery of a mechanism that removes waste products from the brain when we are asleep. Lead study author Dr. Maiken Nedergaard […]
October 10, 2013

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Did you know that driving when sleep deprived could cause you to drive like you had been drinking? True – drowsy driving is a serious problem on our roads casing at least 100,000 accidents. Statistics show that drivers are 15 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident which causes a fatality when they experience excessive daytime […]
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 […]
September 6, 2013

Lack of Sleep Affects Your Looks

We know that we don’t feel very good after a poor night’s sleep but did you know that how you look to others is affected? A small study in the journal Sleep has shown that other people think those who are sleep deprived look sadder. The weary look of red, puffy eyes, dark circles, droopy eyelids and more wrinkles was […]
August 10, 2013

Is Your Body Clock Out of Rhythm?

Using artificial light we have extended our days far beyond what our early ancestors were used to. Our internal clocks are designed to be in sync with the rise and fall of the sun each day – early to bed and early to rise – but now we stay up to watch the 11 pm news and then the late […]
July 31, 2013

Natural Remedies for Poor Sleep

Are you tired (no pun intended) of hearing horror stories about sleeping pills and looking for a more natural remedy for poor sleep? You don’t have to resort to sleeping pills – the reason you are having sleep problems may be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency! Here are some common sleep problems and the vitamins or minerals that […]
July 26, 2013

Poor Sleep Ages Skin

Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to medical problems like diabetes, cancer and obesity but a new clinical trial shows that poor sleep ages our skin. The study was conducted at Case Medical Center and funded by Estee Lauder and showed that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging and their skin recovered more slowly from environmental stresses like […]
July 11, 2013

Feeling Tired? See a Sleep Doctor

The Centers for Disease Control say that sleep problems are a “public health epidemic”. 70 million Americans have sleep problems and about 60% of those have a serious, chronic problem like obstructive sleep apnea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is trying to spread the word that being tired is not normal. “Far too many people accept sleep deprivation and […]
June 25, 2013

Sleep Apnea and Jaw Pain

Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found evidence that obstructive sleep apnea can be linked to TMJ disorders that cause jaw pain. Previous studies have linked sleep apnea to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) may be caused by poor bite, clenching or grinding teeth, arthritis and now, sleep apnea. TMJ problems […]
June 18, 2013

Women At Risk for Sleep Apnea

It turns out that women are just as much at risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea as men. Sleep apnea has long been thought to afflict men at a much higher rate but a study from Sweden showed that the sleep disorder was common in both sexes. The study looked at a random sample of 10,000 women aged 20 to […]
June 13, 2013

Sudden Death and Sleep Apnea

Researchers have now found that people with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for sudden cardiac death. The researchers from the Yaho Clinic in Rochester MN found that the risk of sudden cardiac death or resuscitated cardiac arrest increased with reduced oxygen levels during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea has long been associated with heart disease and risk of […]
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 31, 2013

Disturbed Sleep Affects Semen Quality

New research might make some men search for sounder sleep – a study showed that men with disturbed or poor sleep have a reduced sperm count compared to  men who reported restful sleep. This study, the first of its kind, was completed in Denmark and looked at almost 1,000 young men. The men answered a questionnaire about their sleep habits […]
May 31, 2013

Asthma Patients at Risk for Apnea

Do you have asthma? You may be at higher risk for developing sleep apnea.  Researchers from the University of Wisconsin used data from the Wisconsin sleep cohort study (this is a group of about 1500 people who have been followed by researchers since 1988). They found that patients who had asthma were 1.7 times more likely to develop sleep apnea. […]
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 […]