H Charles Jelinek Jr DDS - May 2020

Protecting Others


apnea sufferers can be just as safe and prepared as everyone else!

body is not getting enough rest nor is it getting the level of sleep it needs to do the necessary functions of sleep, such as repairing damage and improving cognition. Because of this, many sleep apnea patients often feel burnt out by the early afternoon or take naps just to make it through the day. As a result, a 2015 study found that sleep apnea patients were more than twice as likely to be the driver in an accident than others in the general population. The study also found that five hours of sleep or less increased the crash risk among patients with sleep apnea. The overall understanding from this study is that untreated sleep apnea not only affects those living with it but also the bed partners who have to sleep next to them. The symptoms that come with the condition also affect others. However, this doesn’t mean those with sleep apnea have to be more dangerous than anyone else. In fact, with proper treatment, sleep

Another 2015 study in the World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology found that CPAP treatment for sleep apnea can prevent 500,000 accidents, save upward of 1,000 lives, and reduce societal costs by $11.1 billion. And you don’t need a CPAP machine to reap these benefits. Oral appliances are small, custom-fit devices that offer the same level of care as a CPAP machine but offer more in terms of cost-effectiveness, ease of use, and transportation. Oral appliances can help you combat daytime sleepiness while protecting those around you from the natural effects of sleep apnea. Learn more about oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment and finding a solution that works best for your life by giving Dr. Jelinek and his team a call at 703-584-5996.

Sleep apnea is a deadly disease that can affect every part of your life, but it can also have a significant impact on the people around you. While your spouse may dread falling asleep next to you as you saw logs all night, studies have found that the effects of sleep apnea can be just as deadly to the people around you.

One of the symptoms of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness because the


Beet, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad This crowd-pleasing dish is sure to be the biggest hit at your next gathering. And it’s good for you, too!


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1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp shallots, thinly sliced

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6 cups fresh arugula

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries

1 tbsp honey

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 6 beets, peeled and quartered

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1/2 avocado, cubed

2 oz crumbled goat cheese


1. Heat oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 2. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, shallots, and honey. 3. Gradually whisk olive oil into the mixture and season with salt and pepper. 4. In a small bowl, toss the beets in dressing until they are coated. 5. Place coated beets on baking sheet and roast them for 12 minutes. Set the beets aside and allow them to cool. 6. In a large bowl, toss arugula, walnuts, and berries with the remaining vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. 7. Top salad with beets, avocado, and goat cheese.

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