CPAP Alternatives

You’ll Know in the First Month If You’ll Stick to CPAP

There are many challenges to CPAP therapy, but one of the biggest is knowing whether you’ll be able to stick with it well enough to get relief from your sleep apnea symptoms. That question becomes even more important when you realize that waiting too long to make a [...]

Researchers Identify Factors That Make Sleep Apnea Appliances More Effective

Many people who try CPAP for sleep apnea have difficulty adapting to the treatment. These people may spend months working with their sleep doctor to try to make CPAP work for them, and for many people CPAP will never work. Oral appliances are a CPAP alternative, and they’re [...]

Treating Sleep Apnea Reduces Diabetes Risk

We know that sleep apnea is linked to diabetes risk, including both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are still questions about whether sleep apnea actually causes diabetes, but the risk seems to be independent of shared risk factors like obesity.  [...]

Alien Reminds Us Why So Many People Can’t Adapt to CPAP

This week marks an important anniversary in film history: May 25 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the original film Alien. This film essentially reinvented the sci-fi/horror genre, which for years had languished as a B-film wasteland of cheap effects, poor writing, and weak scares. The strength of this [...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Extends Life for Obese People in New Study

It has been frustrating in recent years to see several studies that don’t show what we know to be true: sleep apnea treatment provides health and quality-of life improvements for sufferers. But now we’ve got a new study that shows the benefit: people who get sleep apnea treated can reduce their risk [...]

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