CPAP Alternatives

Will Your Personality Make It Harder to Comply with CPAP?

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When you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, it’s important to find a sleep apnea treatment that you will actually use. If you don’t use your treatment, you will continue to be at risk for the dangers of sleep apnea.

Because CPAP compliance rates can be low, it’s important […]

Evaluating Wearable Tech as Sleep Test for TBI Victims

A new nationwide study is being instituted to see if wearable sleep sensors can be as accurate as  sleep lab tests for sleep apnea. The study focuses on an at-risk population for sleep apnea that may not know they have elevated risk: traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

Because sleep apnea can make it harder […]

When CPAP Causes Sleep Apnea, How Can It Be Treated?

It’s a problem we’ve talked about before: when CPAP is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, it may sometimes cause central sleep apnea (CSA). CSA is when your brain just stops telling your lungs to breathe. This causes a major treatment problem. Not only does it make people thoroughly dependent on […]

Omaha Woman Learns another Nuisance of CPAP: Lost Luggage

An Omaha woman has been without her CPAP for more than a year since, she claims, Greyhound lost it along with her luggage. Because of the bulk of the bag carrying her CPAP machine, she was asked to put it under the bus rather than keep it with her. And, she claims, when she got […]

Only Custom Sleep Apnea Appliances Are Effective

If you are considering oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea, you might have noticed that there are some ready-made appliances that might be much less expensive than custom-made appliances. These might be tempting, but a new study shows that they are ineffective: only custom sleep appliances are actually effective for sleep apnea.

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