Posts Tagged ‘ CPAP Alternative ’

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 […]


Fat and Getting Fatter

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 […]


Can Losing Weight Be This Easy?

WOW! Can weight loss really be this easy? According to Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, “I know of no other category of food whose elimination can produce weight loss in such a short period of time” Obstructive Sleep Apnea #1 cause is obesity, meaning […]


Major Win in the Battle for Oral Appliance Legitimacy

U.S Army researchers recently cast a spotlight on adjustable oral appliances, with results of their study published in the Journal CHEST, titled “Efficacy of an Adjustable Oral Appliance and Comparison to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome,” where they evaluated and compared results of overnight sleep studies in which patients […]



The CPAP Alternative for Sleep Apnea

Problems with breathing during sleep usually start many years, if not decades before the patient is motivated to seek answers to the question:  “What’s really going on here”!? The most common 1st sign of a sleep apnea is snoring. Snoring is most always ignored by the patient for years until many of the other medical […]


What Does Sleep & Sex Have in Common?

Less Sleep means Less Sex! Getting a good night’s sleep is a thing of the past for most adults which leads to poorer health, lower productivity on the job, more danger on the roads and — a less vibrant sex life, an eye-opening new survey shows. 75% of the respondents to the National Sleep Foundation poll […]


Living with CPAP

Now that actress Melissa McCarthy has received an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for ”Mike & Molly,” I thought a re-post of this very funny, realistic view of living with obstructive sleep apnea and a CPAP machine would be appropriate. Too bad Molly doesn’t know about oral appliance therapy, the only CPAP […]


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