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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This month, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published a new, comprehensive description of the complex relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. The goal is to emphasize the serious crisis of sleep apnea that represents a major threat to the life and health of the American people.
“A Modifiable Risk Factor”
Perhaps the […]