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Posted: February 09, 2021
A new device has just been approved on February 5th, 2021 to treat sleep apnea by the FDA.   For Immediate Release: February 05, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new prescription only device intended to reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea.… Read Full Post
Posted: October 22, 2020
A new article published today in Neurology Advisor "Assessing the Overlapping Brain Pathologies in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alzheimer Disease" emphasizes another reason why sleep apnea treatment is important. According to the article "In a study of autopsied brain tissue, increased OSA severity… Read Full Post
Posted: December 09, 2008
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment Most stop snoring aids are uncomfortable, cumbersome, and unsightly. The Silent Knight Ring avoids all of these problems and has no side effects. It works on the principle of acupressure, a popular form of alternative healthcare based in ancient Chinese medicine… Read Full Post
Posted: August 30, 2006
Reduce Sleep Disturbances Aboriginal Didgeridoo Lessons Reduce Sleep Disturbances Immediate Release: August 30, 2006 Pioneer of Dental Sleep Medicine Dr. Ira Shapira Seeks Didgeridoo Instructor. Gurnee, IL -After reviewing a promising sleep apnea study published in the British Medical Journal,… Read Full Post
Posted: April 05, 2006
Traveling with CPAP is Difficult Is it time to consider oral appliances for traveling? On August 4, 2007 the new government rules for TSA screening took effect. The new standards can be found at The rules state that large electronics such as DVD… Read Full Post
Posted: November 05, 2005
New Study Shows Oral Appliance Reduces Blood Pressure As Effectively As CPAP By Ira L. Shapira, D.D.S., F.I.C.C.M.O. Patients prefer oral appliances to CPAP when they are given a choice. There have been many studies showing that oral appliances successfully treat sleep apnea and snoring. A… Read Full Post
Posted: July 06, 2004
Dental Appliance Aids Weight Loss and Could Also Reduce Sleep Apnea By Ira Shapira, D.D.S., F.I.C.C.M.O. Reprinted from Sleep & Health - July 2004 The DDS System, from Scientific Intake, is a new way to lose weight by altering some of the underlying causes of obesity. This behavior… Read Full Post
Posted: May 02, 2004
A Dental Alternative to CPAP By Ira L. Shapira, D.D.S., F.I.C.C.M.O. Reprinted from Sleep & Health - May/June 2004 Many patients who snore and have sleep apnea report positive results from CPAP treatment to their doctors. However, less than 50 percent tolerate it on a long-term basis and even… Read Full Post