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June 2015

Seven Strong Reasons to Take One Nap a Day!

Seven Strong Reasons to Take One Nap a Day! “A nap gives you two days in one!” -Churchill While talking to Dan Rather of CBS News in 1993, Bill Clinton said, “If I can take a nap—even fifteen or twenty minutes—in the middle of the day, it is really invigorating to me. On the days when […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Worsens Heart Function Even in the Absence of Congestive Heart Failure – a Study

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Worsens Heart Function Even in the Absence of Congestive Heart Failure – a Study A study published in this month’s Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine indicates that Obstructive Sleep Apnea is associated with cardiac dysfunction even in the absence of Congestive Heart Failure. A total of 79 patients with sleep disordered breathing, […]

Want to Improve CPAP Use? Team Up with a Buddy – a Study

Want to Improve CPAP Use? Team Up with a Buddy – a Study Poor adherence to the primary treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea—continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)—therapy is common, with 29% to 93% of patients being non-adherent to therapy when adherence is defined as greater than 4 hours of CPAP use per night. A study […]

Anxious @ CPAP? Try These Desensitization Techniques!

Anxious @ CPAP? Try These Desensitization Techniques! CPAP (Continuos Positive Airway Pressure) therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be frightening for some. I have seen  fear on their faces as soon as I walk in the exam room to discuss the treatment. For those patients, I have successfully used the desensitization technique […]

How You can Help Your Husband Get Used to CPAP – a Study

How You can Help Your Husband Get Used to CPAP – a Study Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves sleep and quality of life for both patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and their spouses, but adherence to CPAP therapy can be a challenge. A study by Dr Baron and colleagues at Northwestern University (the […]

Yes, CPAP can Make You a Better Leader!

Yes, CPAP can Make You a Better Leader! Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a frequent and often under-diagnosed condition associated with upper airway collapse, oxygen drop, and sleep fragmentation leading to sleepiness, hypertension, increased risk of heart disease, and neuro-cognitive disturbance. The gold standard treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Over the […]

What Does a Sleep Doc do When He Can’t Fall Asleep?

What Does a Sleep Doc do When He Can’t Fall Asleep? Well, there are times even a sleep doc can’t fall asleep! This happens most commonly prior to a big trip or sometimes after a page from the hospital or a phone call from the sleep lab. I used to get frustrated and worried about […]

Sleep Doc’s 5 Tips if You Feel Sleepy Despite Using CPAP Every Night

Sleep Doc’s 5 Tips if You Feel Sleepy Despite Using CPAP Every Night A great majority of my patients feel more alert and energetic when they start using CPAP, but a substantial number of patients do continue to feel “no different than before.” If you happen to fall in the later group, follow these tips […]

Why Change Mask Liners?

Why Change Mask Liners? “Don’t fix it if ain’t broken!” A patient reluctantly shared with me when I asked him about CPAP supplies renewal.  Supplies renewal recommendations from the manufacturers and DME companies appeared to me to be motivated by personal gain. Now, I have become more and more religious about advocating and even insisting […]

Get Free Filters for Life to Prevent Allergies and Infections

Get Free Filters for Life to Prevent Allergies and Infections CPAP filters prevent allergies and infections. Stop by at our Goshen or Mishawaka Location to get free filters every month. You can also use the coupon code FreeFilters at check out to get them mailed to you. 
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