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.
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 […]
A new study of Police Officers in the U.S and Canada found 40% of police officers had symptoms of a sleep disorder, the most common being obstructive sleep apnea. The officers were more likely to be burned out, depressed or have an anxiety disorder. They committed more administrative errors and safety violations and were more prone […]
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 […]
That was an observation made by one of the researchers after reviewing the results of a recent study conducted at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Though the study was not designed to gather that type of data and cannot support that conclusion, the question remains. […]
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 […]
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 […]