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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 17, 2013

Sleep and Prostate Cancer

A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that men who suffer insomnia and disrupted sleep had a higher risk of prostate cancer than those with normal sleep patterns. This research adds another link to the chain that connects disrupted sleep to cancer risk – prior studies have linked sleep apnea to several types of cancer. The […]
April 12, 2013

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common and Dangerous

Obstructive sleep apnea is more common than you might think and most people who suffer from sleep apnea do not know they have it. This is dangerous because sleep apnea has been linked to lots of other health problems, many of them serious. If you have received a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea treating your condition is very important for your health.  […]
April 2, 2013

Sleep May Be a Matter of Life and Death

Lots of scientific studies have shown the links between obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and other sleep disorders on our overall health but can poor sleep be a matter of life and death? Problem sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression and daytime sleepiness. A new study from the Medical College of Georgia has shown a link between […]
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 […]
February 1, 2013

Snoring – A Serious Health Problem

Yes, snoring is actually a very serious health problem. We usually make fun of those who snore but new evidence shows that snoring damages the carotid arteries – making this no laughing matter. Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that snorers had a higher risk for thickened or abnormal carotid arteries than people who were over weight or […]
November 15, 2012

Unusual Signs of Sleep Apnea

People are becoming more aware of sleep apnea and are learning the warning signs of the disease. But do you know the unusual signs that show you might have sleep apnea? The unusual signs you might have sleep apnea include excessive nighttime urination and mouth breathing. Some people also experience a lower threshold for pain, depression, concentration problems or irritability. […]
November 2, 2012

Sleep Apnea Treatment When You Don't Have Electricity

Superstorm Sandy has shown a large area of the country what it is like to live without electricity. For most this results in boredom and adding more blankets to stay warm but for people with obstructive sleep apnea a power outage can be serious. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep. They are typically prescribed a CPAP device […]
September 12, 2012

Are Truckers Avoiding Sleep Apnea Diagnosis?

The diagnosis of sleep apnea among long-haul truckers is important because the daytime drowsiness caused by the condition can lead to fatal accidents. According to a new European study as many as 40% of truck drivers may have sleep apnea but that they may be under-reporting their daytime sleepiness. The study looked at a group of people including truck drivers […]
August 31, 2012

Are Poor Sleep and Breast Cancer Linked?

It seems that insufficient sleep is linked to more aggressive form of breast cancers and the likelihood of its recurrence. A study has revealed led by Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, analyzed medical records and survey responses from 412 post-menopausal breast cancer patients with Oncotype DX. Oncotype DX is a test used by physicians […]
August 23, 2012

Back to School – Don't Skip Sleep to Study

Since it is back-to-school time I thought I would share some information about all night study sessions – they don’t work! The brain needs sleep and if sleep is sacrificed for study time the brain isn’t going to work like it should. A study conducted by UCLA and published in the journal Child Development showed that if students sacrificed sleep for […]
July 26, 2012

Columbus Sleep Apnea Dentist Discusses CPAP And Oral Appliance Treatments

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea? The most common treatment suggested is a CPAP machine. Research has shown that about half of patients who are supposed to use a CPAP cannot tolerate the machine. Sleep doctors consider a patient to be “compliant” with their CPAP if they use it only 4 hours per night! That means there are […]
June 29, 2012

Women and Snoring

Snoring is common and it is not restricted to just men. Women snore even though most don’t like to admit it. Snoring is easily treatable but because it can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea you should be screened for this serious sleep breathing disorder before seeking snoring treatment. WebMD has a video called Women Who Snore that is […]
June 22, 2012

Dental Sleep Medicine Meetings An Educational Experience

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) 21st annual meeting was held  in Boston, MA June 7-9, 2012 and as always, attending this meeting was an unbelievable educational experience for all. The meeting brought together some of the country’s most distinguished practitioners of dental sleep medicine and sessions focused on current research in the field as well as the […]