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Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPR

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPREvidence from published observational studies suggests that maternal sleep-disordered breathing is associated with increased risk of gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes, according to research published in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.Sushmita Pamidi, MD, of McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a [...]

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FDA Approves a Novel Sleep Apnea Treatment

Photo Credit: Filip SchneiderThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first fully implantable neurostimulator to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but only as a second-line therapy.The device, called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, is manufactured by Inspire Medical Systems, which announced the FDA’s decision today.The implant helps keep a patient’s airway open [...]

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A CPAP Patient is Happy

Watch this patient testimonial about use of CPAP.Call us for a home sleep test if you snore and have one these; tiredness, excessive sleepiness, high blood pressure, heart condition.Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of stroke, high BP, heart attack, and congestive heart failure. It also increases the risk of drowsy driving.Sleep Well. Live Well.

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How Not to Hate CPAP

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the most effective therapy for a serious disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but it is feared by a significant percentage of my patients. Here is a brief video clip aimed at alleviating that fear and dislike so that you spend enough time in deeper stages of sleep, and you [...]

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A Comfortable Little Mask “Wisp” for CPAP

This little CPAP nasal interface looks very comfortable and has a set of very nice features. It has become popular amongst my patients quite quickly. Check it out.

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Why do I Pull Off my CPAP Mask in Sleep?

“Doc, I put the CPAP mask on every night, but wake up with the mask on the bed. I don’t remember pulling it off,” frustrated patients often share with me. In my experience, nasal obstruction is the commonest cause of such occurrences. Studies have indeed shown that avoiding allergen exposure, and using nasal steroid [...]

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CPAP Mask is Irritating my Skin!

I recently saw a young lady with red, irritated skin around the nose and mouth, where the CPAP (Continuous Pressure Airway Pressure) mask comes in contact with the face. Such irritation commonly occurs in patients with sensitive skin, environmental allergy, excessive sweating, and higher pressure requirement.This can be frustrating, but there are things you can [...]

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Starting CPAP Therapy? You Should See a Sleep Specialist – a Study.

A recent study published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine looked at various cues that the CPAP users found important from treatment initiation and adherence standpoint.Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder for which continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the standard treatment for most patients with moderate to severe disease. Although this treatment [...]

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New Research Links Insomnia to Sleep Apnea

Photo Credit: Pop CatalinWe do not associate insomnia with obstructive sleep apnea, but a recent study by Dr. Barry Krakow (Mayo Clinic Proceedings) showed the role of OSA in causing and perpetuating insomnia. Krakow investigated 1,210 insomnia patients who were unable to fall asleep or stay asleep using sleep aids. Subsequently, 942 patients underwent overnight [...]

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