Natick Dentist Dr. Svetlana Novak Featured on ABC Kids with Sleep Apnea News Segment

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Natick sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Svetlana Novak was recently featured on ABC news discussing the dangers related to sleep apnea.

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We are proud to bring awareness to our community about this silent killer

Dr. Svetlana Novak, a Natick Massachusetts sleep apnea dentist, is proud to announce she has been featured on ABC after diagnosing and treating a teenage sleep apnea patient . The patient, Sam London, had started displaying anxious behavior and his grades were dropping; His parents assumed it was typical teenage growing pains. Dr. Novak discovered it was something far more serious.

The sleep apnea segment aired last Tuesday, and was on ABC’s Channel 5 Chronicle. It highlighted the dangers of sleep apnea, which includes possible links to cancer, ADD, and many other serious side effects.

The segment reported that 28 million people suffer from some form of sleep apnea, and a startling 90% of those that have it have not even been diagnosed. It stated that 65% of those with the most serious forms of sleep apnea are more likely to develop cancer and 5 times more likely to die from it.

"We are proud to bring awareness to our community about this silent killer,” said Natick Natick Dentist, Dr. Svetlana Novak. “Sam's experience proves that sleep apnea, if untreated can greatly affect quality of life.”

People with sleep apnea experience interrupted breathing throughout the night. Sleep is interrupted because the brain must partially awaken in order to resume breathing. Even though it can happen hundreds of times each night, many are not aware of waking through the night. This interrupted sleep all night long prevents the brain from ever achieving the REM sleep needed, keeping the body from being fully restored and rested.

Dr. Svetlana Novak proudly serves patients near Natick, Wellesley, Sherborn, Dover and Framingham, MA areas. Her experienced dental office not only treats sleep apnea patients, but also various cosmetic, general and pediatric dental patients.

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South Natick Dental serves patients near Natick, Wellesley and Framingham, MA areas. Dr. Svetlana Novak and her team put a lot of thought into making each patient experience is not just acceptable, but exceptional. They proudly offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry services. For more information, please visit their website at:

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