Sleep Apnea

Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Costs $150 Billion Every Year

According to a new report released by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), undiagnosed sleep apnea costs the US economy nearly $150 billion each year. The report estimates that diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in each person could save over ⅔ of that cost, about $100 billion a year. Although many […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Costs, Sleep Apnea|

Recorded Snoring Can Be Used to Predict Sleep Apnea

We all know that snoring is a warning sign for dangerous sleep apnea, and that people who snore should consider talking to their doctor or a sleep dentist about sleep apnea. But what is the point at which snoring really becomes a concern, and when should people see their snoring as […]

Should You Get Screened for Sleep Apnea if You Don’t Have Symptoms?

With the ongoing controversy about requiring truck drivers be tested and treated for sleep apnea, we are trying to decide who should be screened for the condition. We know for sure that people who are overweight, have large neck circumference, and a backward slanted jaw should be tested for sleep apnea […]

CPAP Can Make Sleeping Problems Worse

Although CPAP is supposed to help you get better sleep by treating your sleep apnea, it doesn’t always work. In fact, many people, especially those with mild sleep apnea, often experience significantly worse sleep after they start using CPAP.

Why CPAP Can Make Sleeping Worse

Although CPAP can be a very effective treatment […]

Fatigue and Sleepiness–What’s the Difference?

Sometimes language can be tricky to us. We have a tendency to use words in overlapping meanings. One of the more common words that we use in an overlapping way is the simple description of feeling “tired.” Often, we can use this word to refer to both fatigue and sleepiness, but it’s important […]

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