CPAP Alternatives

Nose Piercings, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea

Piercings used to be unusual. Anything other than pierced ears for women, that is. But these days, many types of piercings have become common, including nose piercings. As these become more common, we have to be aware how they might impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep–and how they might affect people sleeping […]

Don’t Get Stuck with CPAP: Understand Medicare Rules for Returning Machines

Supposedly, Medicare gives equal coverage for both CPAP and oral appliance therapy. However, there are reasons why the two often don’t end up getting equal coverage. It means that some people can get stuck with CPAP or have to pay out-of-pocket for oral appliances, if […]

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Save up to $18B in Migraine Costs

Migraines are one of the most disabling common medical conditions in the world. Because they are relatively common, affecting about 16% of the population, the impact of migraines adds up quickly. And because some migraine sufferers may migraines 15 days or more a month, they may experience ongoing disability for nearly half of work […]

Large New Study Shows Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Heart Risks

Some of the most serious risks related to sleep apnea are the cardiovascular problems that can develop in people with the condition. Hopefully, sleep apnea treatment should minimize these risks. However, research has had difficulty proving that the “gold standard” of sleep apnea treatment, CPAP, […]

Will New Sleep Apnea Outreach Fairly Represent Oral Appliances?

Last week, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced one of its subsidiaries was going to partner with ResMed to increase awareness about sleep apnea. Although this effort has the potential to dramatically improve people’s understanding of sleep apnea, we can’t help but wonder if the new outreach is going to […]

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