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.
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 6, 2013

Melatonin Levels and Diabetes Risk

Could there be a link between your melatonin levels and your risk of diabetes? There are lots of studies that have shown links between disrupted sleep and the risk of Type 2 diabetes but the exact relationship is still a mystery. New research from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women with low levels of melatonin had a higher […]
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 […]
April 17, 2013

Sleep and Genes

We know that sleep problems are related to a whole list of health problems including diabetes, heart disease, immune function, depression and cognitive issue – we just don’t know exactly why. Scientists may be closer to figuring out the “why”. It turns out that insufficient sleep can significantly disrupt and inhibit normal gene activity. This can occur with hundreds of […]
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 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 […]
October 3, 2012

Sleepy Workers Cost Companies

Sleepy workers can cost companies money due to errors and accidents. A recent survey suggested that insomnia was linked to a 40% higher risk of accidents that cost a company $500 or more. It was estimated that the total cost to American businesses is about $31 billion each year.  The data from the American Insomnia Survey found that people with […]
September 21, 2012

Sleep Problems May Be Caused By What You Eat

Having problems sleeping? It could be caused by what you eat! Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis VA found that eating a diet with lots of  fatty foods can diminish the quality of your sleep (and make you gain weight). Of course, being overweight also increases your risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea, […]
September 6, 2012

Poor Sleep Causes Educational Issues in Kids

As we have all learned, kids can have sleep disorders too. Pediatric sleep disorders have been linked to behavioral and speech problems in earlier studies. Now a study of British children involved in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (a large group has been followed since 1992 providing data on how genetics and the environment affect health and […]
June 13, 2012

Treat Your Sleep Apnea – Improve Your Sex Life

Treating your sleep apnea can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, give you more energy and new research shows it can improve your sex life. No, it wasn’t just because the snoring stopped! Men who have sleep apnea often complain of erectile dysfunction as well. Researchers at the Walter Reed Medical Center followed a group of men who […]
May 15, 2012

Sleepwalking More Common Than You Think

Sleepwalking is usually portrayed as a rare occurrence but a study published in Neurology suggests that it is more common than we think. According to researchers 8.5 million American adults have experienced sleepwalking. People who suffer from sleep apnea, depression or obsessive compulsive disorders are at higher than average risk. Some medications, including over-the-counter sleeping pills and antidepressants can also […]
March 22, 2012

Silent Stroke and Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea has long been linked to stroke risk but it is surprisingly common among silent stroke sufferers. A silent stroke is one that has no visible or outward symptoms and most people don’t even realize they have experienced a stroke. These strokes are typically discovered during a brain scan but are a serious risk. Silent strokes can cause […]
March 17, 2012

How Do You Know You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Did you wake up feeling exhausted? Have you ever fallen asleep during a meeting, watching TV, or at a stop light? Has anyone told you that you snore really loudly during sleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA causes people to stop breathing during […]
March 9, 2012

Change Your Clocks March 11th

March 11th is the day we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time – and lose an hour of sleep. Every year when we “Spring forward” it seems to take a couple of weeks to shake off the effects of losing that one hour of sleep. Sleep is considered one of the three pillars of good health. The two others, […]
February 16, 2012

Better Sleep May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

As a dentist treating sleep apnea patients in Columbus I hear stories about disrupted sleep every day. New research appears to link sleep disruption with an increased risk for memory problems and even Alzheimer’s disease. According to study author Dr. Yo-El Ju “Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark marker of Alzheimer’s […]