Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea



Asheville woman suffers a stroke after ignoring sleep apnea symptoms

Family members of a majority of my patients expressed their concerns about their loved ones snoring, holding their breath and gasping for air.  If patients could only hear the noises they make when trying to sleep, they would be scared as well. Too bad it took a stroke for this woman to start listening to her loved ones and see a sleep medicine specialist!
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CPAP Requires Electricity

One of the many benefits of using oral appliances to manage obstructive sleep apnea is that oral appliances DO NOT require electricity.  California regularly experiences “rolling blackouts”, due to the numerous fires throughout the state during fire season and in the hot summers, when the grid can’t handle the load of all the air conditioners running at once.  Oral appliances don’t require electricity!
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Oral Appliance Therapy – Overview

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has developed a website devoted to sleep education, appropriately named SleepEducation.com Included are their recommendations on Oral Appliance Therapy for CPAP intolerant patients and those with Mild or Moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  Be sure to take advantage of this resource when you, your friends or family have questions.


Half of Women May Have Sleep Apnea

Until recently, women were not considered equal to men….at least when it comes to obstructive sleep apnea. In a recent study, among women aged 20-44, 25% had sleep apnea, compared to 56 % of women aged 45-54 and 75 % of women aged 55-70.  Among women with hypertension or who were obese – two risk […]


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