Oral Appliance Therapy

New Disposable Patch Could Lead to Effortless Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

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If you’re already the kind of person wearing a health tracker like a FitBit, the adaptation of these to help diagnose sleep apnea could have big benefits. But what if you’re not already using that kind of device? What […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit against Sleep Apnea Screening

Although recently there has been a lot of attention focused on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) changing policies on sleep apnea screening and treatment, the issue has been affecting the trucking industry for many years. In fact, some companies noticed the potential problems related to sleep apnea nearly ten years ago, […]

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 […]

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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