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Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say. By Ellin Holohan HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) — Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose can lead to more than just dry tongues and palates. Chronic mouth breathers, most often children with allergies, have problems getting enough oxygen into their blood, […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening sleep disorder It affects approximately 18 million Americans. It owes its name to the Greek word apnea, meaning “want of breath” and refers to episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. With each episode, the sleeper’s brain briefly wakes up in order […]

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