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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
There are many reasons why surgery should be considered the treatment of last resort for sleep apnea. There is the expense. And there is the risk. But the most important reason is that surgery often fails to provide relief from snoring or sleep apnea. Or if it does offer short term relief, regression […]