CPAP Alternatives

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.

Crossover […]

ACC Clarifies Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease Relationship

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 […]

Only 30% of Heart Failure Patients Keep Using CPAP

One of the most deadly consequences of sleep apnea is heart failure. Many people who find themselves in the hospital with heart failure find that they have been living with undiagnosed sleep apnea. There is hope that coming to the hospital and getting their sleep apnea diagnosis could help them get effective, lifesaving […]

Current Screening Tools May Be Inaccurate for Pregnant Women

We know that sleep apnea carries many serious risks for people of all ages and health conditions. And we are coming to understand that it carries special risks for pregnant women, making it essential that we properly identify sleep apnea in pregnant women.

However, a new comprehensive review shows that […]

CPAP “No Good” for Heart Problems

It has long been thought that CPAP deserved its status as the “Gold Standard” for sleep apnea treatment. Because it has the ability to ensure air is constantly reaching the lungs, it essentially eliminates apneic events, and, therefore, can eliminate the dangerous consequences of sleep apnea.

However, as we have studied the function of […]

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