A patient with sleep apnea is 2.7 times as likely to have osteoporosis than a person without sleep apnea.
(PRWEB) April 17, 2014
According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 80 million Americans snore. Snoring, along with high blood pressure, hypertension, and daytime fatigue, are signs you may have sleep apnea. A study released this month by Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program now adds Osteoporosis to the list of diseases connected with OSA. Dental sleep medicine education company, Sleep Group Solutions, teaches dentists how to identify and treat sleep apnea during two-day lectures. Upcoming lecture locations include Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Chicago.
Dentists across the US are attending dental continuing education courses, which teach dental professionals how to screen and treat snoring and sleep apnea, through oral appliance therapy (OAT). Dental sleep medicine expert, Dr. Barry Freydberg, was not surprised to read the recent study pertaining to osteoporosis and OSA. “I am not surprised at how the constant drop in oxygen and the other issues with fragmented sleep relates to yet another disease. This time, the relationship of sleep apnea and osteoporosis in women and elderly men.”
Dr. Freydberg continues, “A patient with sleep apnea is 2.7 times as likely to have osteoporosis than a person without sleep apnea. The study sample is very large, and the time period studied very appropriate. Those are the studies I can trust more than many with small samples.” Dr. Barry Freydberg also instructs and mentors fellow dentists on implementing a sleep protocol.
For dentists looking to learn more about sleep disordered breathing, log onto sleepgs.com, or attend a lecture with Dr. Freydberg. HSGS upcoming lectures include Nashville on June 6-7, Salt Lake City on June 6-7, and Chicago on June 13-14. (Seminar Schedule)
About Dr. Barry Freydberg
Dr. Barry Freydberg, a 1968 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry, is a full-time practicing dentist. He was named “Alumni of the Year” in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is a leading speaker on conservative “Prepless” esthetic dentistry and is considered a pioneer in raising dentists’ awareness of the ever-growing link between high technology and practice and clinical management. And, as digital technology has matured, he also focuses on “Techsthetics”, the link between technology and diagnosing, marketing, and providing better esthetic dentistry.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing, and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring, and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com, and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.