Sleep Apnea Awareness Week: October 1 – October 7

Sleep apnea surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, Montana

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, which takes place from October 1 to October 7 this year, is all about educating the public about sleep apnea, from its signs and symptoms to its complications and treatments. Sponsored by the American Sleep Association, Sleep Apnea Awareness Week is focused on spreading information, dispelling harmful myths, and ultimately improving […]

Pilots And Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a phenomenon resulting from relaxation of the muscles, and laxity of the tissues, that keep the airway open during sleep. Once the individual reaches a certain depth of sleep, the airway collapses and the sufferer is unable to breathe. The body then reflexively arouses from sleep as a […]

Traveling For Surgery Within The United States

The concept of destination surgery or medical tourism is becoming more prevalent and accepted throughout the entire world. Patients are traveling not just to other cities and states, but also to countries on the other side of the globe in order to receive medical treatment or surgery. The reason?  Many perceive that some forms of […]

Things to Consider About Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to another country to obtain medical or dental treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 750,000 Americans travel to other countries each year to receive medical care. Why Travel for Health Care? Why would anyone consider traveling to another country to obtain medical care? The […]

Grinding Teeth and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, Montana

If you discover you are experiencing bruxism, it is important to know that this may be an indication of a much more serious problem. A study published in the December, 2014 edition of Sleeping and Breathing reported a clear correlation between obstructive sleep apnea events and sleep bruxism. It has also been demonstrated that successful […]