Major Surgery to Fix Sleep Apnea is Painful

13 June 2014


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Making the big decision to either continue on with CPAP therapy, or to go through with a major surgery to correct the problems that untreated sleep apnea presents is a very big deal. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, or you may be in for the biggest surprise of your life.  There are several different types [...]

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ResMed S9 Autoset CPAP Reviews

31 March 2013


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Resmed S9 Autoset CPAP FEATURES: Choice of APAP or fixed CPAP, with or without EPR AutoSet algorithm auto-adjusts to maintain optimal therapy pressure Climate Control maintains ideal humidification according to real-time environment Easy-Breathe motor offers the quietest therapy available Easy-to-use controls and color LCD make menu navigation simple and intuitive SlimLine™ and ClimateLine™ tubes are exceptionally slim and lightweight, virtually eliminating tube [...]

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The Best Mask For New CPAP Patients

21 November 2012


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Starting To Use CPAP After you have completed your doctor visits, and the big day is finally here, deciding on the best mask to wear along with your CPAP machine is probably the next big question for any new sleep apnea patient.  And along with all the other decisions you’ve made so far, this is also [...]

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Dad Snoring

17 November 2012


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My Father Snores Who else has woken up in the night and heard your dad snoring so loud that he literally wakes you right up?  It’s crazy to think that someone can wake you up from your sleep, but while you are sitting there wide awake listening to the freight train sounds from the snoring, your [...]

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Getting Cleared for Surgery with Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

15 November 2012


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Getting Any Surgery and Medical Clearance Whenever patients are considering having surgery, there is a typical process that usually takes place around the world.  First the patient meets with their primary care doctor, or some other physician.  Next, if the decision is made to get surgery, or at least investigate it further, that same patient will [...]

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Finding Out You Have Restless Leg Syndrome

09 September 2012


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It is not a matter of life and death, but rather a major inconvenience to a good night’s sleep.  Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is one of the sleeping disorders that often goes un-detected for quite some time.  The biggest reason for this is because patients rarely talk about their sleep to their doctor during their [...]

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Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

09 August 2012


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Some reports say that between 1 and three commercial drivers are living with and driving with un-diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.  While these drivers get older, it usually becomes worse and it is more prevalent in men compared to women.  When sleep apnea happens, it is due to an obstruction of airflow.  Some patients have a large [...]

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EPAP from Provent Therapy

23 May 2012


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Placing some stickers under your nostrils to help with sleep apnea is becoming more and more popular thanks to the help of new technology and affordable medical devices.  Yes, it sounds crazy, and even looks a bit crazy too, but Provent Therapy from Ventus Medical is leading the way and helping many people sleep better [...]

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More Dentists Needed To Help Patients Treat Sleep Apnea

21 April 2012


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Who has ever asked your dentist about getting help with your sleep apnea?  Maybe a few of you have. And how many times do patients learn that their dentist does not get involved with treating sleep apnea?  Almost everyone who answered yes above. If your dentist tells you they are not able to treat sleep apnea, or [...]

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Apnea Hypopnea Index of 5 or Less – Sleep Apnea?

09 April 2012


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Figuring Out If You Really Have Sleep Apnea A very common outcome after getting a sleep study is to come back with diagnostic results that are in the very mild range.  This might be numbers such as an AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Indes) of 5 or less or maybe even an AHI of 1 or two.  There [...]

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Does Sleep Apnea Help Or Hurt The Medical System?

08 April 2012


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After being heavily involved with sleep medicine and specifically obstructive sleep apnea for quite some time now, I still find myself wondering what costs and benefits does this little niche in medical care really add/subtract? It’s a very loaded question, that is for sure, and it’s also one where you would probably find much disagreement between [...]

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