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.
November 30, 2017

Snoring Can Kill You If You Do Not Get It Treated

Snoring is certainly annoying, but did you know that it can actually lead to death if it’s not treated? Snoring makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and that can lead to a number of different types of long-term damage. Without at least six hours of good sleep every night, the risk of a number of conditions such […]
August 18, 2017

Snoring can be a Warning Sign for a Dangerous Sleep Disorder

Snoring is something that many of us don’t spend much time thinking about. In fact, the only time we actually spend time analyzing snores is when our partner is keeping us awake at night. However, behind the snore lurks a danger that many people are unaware of. A common, not so silent killer, obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, plagues many […]
August 30, 2013

Stopping Snoring by Singing?

Can you really help stop your snoring by taking singing classes? According to a clinical trial at Exeter University performing certain singing exercises may help strengthen certain muscles, which could help alleviate snoring and even obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea occur when weak muscles or excess flesh in the soft palate and upper throat collapse into the […]
July 19, 2013

Half of Adults Snore – Tips To Help Stop

About half of adults snore at one time or another. Snoring is not only annoying, it can also have health consequences. If you want to stop snoring here are a few tips to try at home: Stop sleeping on your back and sleep on your side instead. Sleeping on your back allows the soft tissues of your mouth and throat […]
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 […]
March 21, 2013

Snoring a Problem for Kids Too

Snoring and sleep disordered breathing aren’t just adult problems. Kids can have these problems too! A study conducted in Finland found that almost 10% of children exhibited some type of sleep disordered breathing problem and that the rate was equal for girls and boys. The effects of snoring and breathing during sleep are a little different for children. Studies have […]
February 20, 2013

Healthy Diet, Healthy Sleep in Columbus

There have been very few studies that look at a healthy diet and how it relates to a healthy sleep. A new study to be released in the journal Appetite wanted to know if there were any differences in the diets of people who reported shorter sleep, longer sleep or standard sleep patterns. Study author, Michael A. Grandner of the University […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 4, 2013

Asleep at the Wheel

According to the CDC lots of people are asleep at the wheel – literally. One in 24 US adults admitted that they recently fell asleep while driving. Health officials think that the number is actually higher because some people don’t realize that they nod off for a second or two – especially at stoplights or stopsigns. The data was gathered […]
December 22, 2012

Signs of Sleep Apnea

Do you know the signs that you, or a loved one, might have sleep apnea? The number one sign is snoring. Now, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea but almost everyone with sleep apnea snores. This snoring is loud, persistent and no amount of poking and prodding from your bed partner will make it stop. If your spouse has […]
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. […]
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 8, 2012

Is Your Sleep Interrupted By Snoring?

Do you miss out on badly needed sleep because your sleep is interrupted by snoring? No, not your snoring but the loud noises made by the person next to you!  If your answer is yes you are not alone. If you have a bed partner that snores it is highly likely that the noise wakes you up many times each […]
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 9, 2012

Want A Better Memory – You Need Better Sleep

Do you wish your memory was better? It looks like better sleep might be all you need. Sleep and memory have been linked in various studies throughout the years. We know that one of the functions of sleep is to “file” things that we have learned through the day into the appropriate “file cabinets” in our brain. This enables us […]
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 […]
July 14, 2012

Drowsy Driving Dangers

Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Every year it is estimated that drowsy drivers cause about 100,000 accidents including many which are fatal. Teenagers are at the highest risk for drowsy driving but people who suffer from undiagnosed or untreated obstructive sleep apnea are at risk as well. You can’t always tell just how sleepy you really 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 […]
March 1, 2012

Sleeping Pill Use Increases Risk of Death

Using sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep may be hazardous to your health. We are learning just how important sleep is for our overall health and well-being and our lifestyles are making getting that sleep harder and harder. More and more people are relying on sleeping pills to get to sleep or to stay asleep – about $2 […]