Sleep Apnea

It’s Not Too Late for Sleep Apnea Treatment After Stroke

Sleep apnea treatment is best undertaken as soon as possible. The serious risks associated with sleep apnea can be reduced or avoided with sleep apnea treatment undertaken early enough. This means, of course, a sleep apnea treatment that you actually use.

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What Percentage of Snorers Have Sleep Apnea?

If you’re a snorer, you’ve probably been warned that this could be a sign that you have sleep apnea. Now you’re trying to decide how great that risk is.

Unfortunately, the Internet is not very helpful on this question. Reputable sources quote wildly different numbers. For example, an expert on NPR is quoted as […]

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 […]

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