December 2014

Will CPAP’s Noise Keep My Spouse Awake?

Will CPAP’s Noise Keep My Spouse Awake? “My spouse already has sleep difficulties, Will my CPAP machine make her insomnia worse?” I reassure such patients that all the new models of CPAP devices are almost silent producing only 24 to 29 decibels. How loud is 29 decibels? Here is a list of common noises and […]

A New Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help Millions | CBS News

A New Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help Millions | CBS News In Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, researchers unveiled a new treatment that utilizes a sensor to stimulate nerves, allowing the body to breathe when otherwise it would not. “I am so excited about this new device,” Dr. Ash told the co-hosts of “CBS This […]

Sleep Apnea & Claustrophobia? Here is the Answer.

Sleep Apnea & Claustrophobia? Here is the Answer. My patients with obstructive sleep apnea and severe claustrophobia are petrified at just the thought of wearing a bulky mask for use with their CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Well, here is the answer to their prayers; a small, flexible, open, and wearable nasal interface from […]

7 Tips to Eliminate Dry Mouth during CPAP Use

7 Tips to Eliminate Dry Mouth during CPAP Use My patients often complain that the CPAP is making their mouth dry, sometimes to a severe degree such that they can not keep the CPAP on all-night long. These are the suggestions I have given to them over last 20 years of my practice. 1. Treat nasal […]

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPR

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPR Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPR Evidence from published observational studies suggests that maternal sleep-disordered breathing is associated with increased risk of gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes, according to research published in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Sushmita Pamidi, […]

FDA Approves a Novel Sleep Apnea Treatment

FDA Approves a Novel Sleep Apnea Treatment The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first fully implantable neurostimulator to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but only as a second-line therapy. The device, called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, is manufactured by Inspire Medical Systems, which announced the FDA’s decision today. The implant […]

A CPAP Patient is Happy

A CPAP Patient is Happy Watch this patient testimonial about use of CPAP. Call us for a home sleep test if you snore and have one these; tiredness, excessive sleepiness, high blood pressure, heart condition. Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of stroke, high BP, heart attack, and congestive heart failure. It also increases the […]

How Not to Hate CPAP

How Not to Hate CPAP CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the most effective therapy for a serious disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but it is feared by a significant percentage of my patients. Here is a brief video clip aimed at alleviating that fear and dislike so that you spend enough time in deeper stages […]

A Comfortable Little Mask “Wisp” for CPAP

A Comfortable Little Mask “Wisp” for CPAP This little CPAP nasal interface looks very comfortable and has a set of very nice features. It has become popular amongst my patients quite quickly. Check it out.

Why do I Pull Off my CPAP Mask in Sleep?

Why do I Pull Off my CPAP Mask in Sleep? “Doc, I put the CPAP mask on every night, but wake up with the mask on the bed. I don’t remember pulling it off,” frustrated patients often share with me. In my experience, nasal obstruction is the commonest cause of such occurrences. Studies have indeed […]
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