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Letter to the Editor Regarding the Updated American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Clinical Practice Guideline on Tonsillectomy in Children

Published on Feb 28,2019
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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) appreciates being invited to participate in the development of the updated clinical practice guideline on tonsillectomy in children by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).1 We realize this was a tremendous undertaking and are pleased to endorse the AAO-HNSF guideline. Read More

Could the Apple Watch Detect Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea?

Published on Sep 11,2018
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Dr. Pankaj P. Singh

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A collaboration between the University of California San Francisco and a startup called Cardiogram recently conducted a new study that suggests that the Apple Watch, and other wearable heart-rate sensors, may be able to detect high blood pressure and sleep apnea when used in conjunction... Read More

Is Your Lack of Sleep Causing You to Overeat?

Published on Sep 04,2018
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Dr. Pankaj P. Singh

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Not getting enough zzz’s every night? In addition to putting you at risk for higher mortality rates, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, sleep debt can also increase your risk of overeating and as a result, obesity. In the October 2017 volume of Sleep, the paper, “Unrecognized Sleep Loss Accumulated... Read More

Medical Marijuana and Oral Health

Published on Mar 11,2018
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Dr. Pankaj P. Singh

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As more individual states legalize marijuana each year, we need to discuss the impact of marijuana on our oral health. That’s not to say that this is a new phenomenon—people have been partaking of pot, weed, or Maryjane as you may hear it colloquially called since it was first discovered by the Neolithics some... Read More

Sleep Apnea and Your Heart: The connection that increases mortality by 46%

Published on Jan 19,2018
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Dr. Pankaj P. Singh

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With the one-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s tragic death having just passed and the news that untreated sleep apnea played a significant role in her early death, it’s a great time to open up the conversation on how sleep apnea affects heart health... Read More


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