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Sleep apnea may raise the likelihood of cancer

Sleep apnea may raise the likelihood of cancer

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (meaning more than 15 respiratory obstructions per hour) were 2.5 times as likely to get cancer, than those without the sleep disorder, according to an Australian study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Here are some easy signs of sleep apnea to look out for: loud snoring, daytime fatigue, interrupted breathing, or large neck (men 17” and women 16”).

Oral appliances have been indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, who prefer them to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. At East Bentleigh Dental Group we are able to refer you for a sleep study to help diagnose sleep apnea and should it be a suitable treatment option, we can manufacture an assistive sleep appliance.

For more advice on this issue, please come and visit Dr Harry Marget at East Bentleigh Dental Group.

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