If you don’t want to be “a burden to your children” and not recognise them, your spouse or friends, don’t allow CPAP to prevent you from getting tested. Oral Appliance Therapy works and is tolerable (unlike CPAP) for the overwhelming majority of patients, in the right practitioners hands! Click here to learn more.
Almost half of all patients with diabetes also have obstructive sleep apnea!
So the next question would be the age old “Chicken or the Egg” question.
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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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Close to 80% of patients complaining of insomnia have been found to be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. So….it all makes sense when you realize heart attack & stroke are also co morbid conditions of untreated obstructive sleep apnea.
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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 […]
U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030. Historians will also look back on the 21st century as the “Golden Age” of Obstructive Sleep Apnea! FAT is the OBSTRUCTIVE part of sleep apnea and is it’s number one cause! I guess you don’t necessarily need water to drown. FAT is slower, but it will get the […]