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July 2015

When Should I Try an Oral Appliance? Here Are the 2015 Guidelines!

When Should I Try an Oral Appliance? Here Are the 2015 Guidelines! After you have tried continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for at least 6 months and failed, only then you should try an oral appliance as the former corrects apnea (the cessation of respiration) and oxygen drops better. For snoring without the sleep apnea, […]

Not Feeling Well Despite Using CPAP? Make Sure Your Machine is Working – a Study

Not Feeling Well Despite Using CPAP? Make Sure Your Machine is Working – a Study Dr. Zhu and colleagues’ study published in this month’s Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (July 2015) showed the auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are inconsistent in treating obstructive sleep apnea.  The study also raised a serious concern about […]

Congestive Heart Failure? ASV Machine can be Harmful – a Study

Congestive Heart Failure? ASV Machine can be Harmful – a Study On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, ResMed released a field safety notice for Congestive Heart Failure patients currently being treated for central sleep apnea syndrome with adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) machine – a more sophisticated version of continuous positive pressure machine (CPAP).  In particular, if you have […]

CPAP Reduces the Risk of a Repeat Angioplasty – CHEST Journal April 2015

CPAP Reduces the Risk of a Repeat Angioplasty – CHEST Journal April 2015 CPAP Reduces the Risk of Revascularization – CHEST April 2015 Between 2002 and 2012, Xiaofan Wu, MD and colleagues identified 390 patients with OSA who had undergone angioplasty of the blocked coronary arteries. Obstructive Sleep Apnea was diagnosed in these patients through in-laboratory sleep […]

Should I Try a Mask or a Cannula for My CPAP?

Should I Try a Mask or a Cannula for My CPAP? You are recently diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious disease in which a person’s respirations become shallow or stop completely repeatedly during sleep. Your doctor has prescribed a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to keep your upper airway open and your respirations going. This […]

Untreated Sleep Apnea increases Long-term Complications after Bypass Surgery – a Study in CHEST May 2015

Untreated Sleep Apnea increases Long-term Complications after Bypass Surgery – a Study in CHEST May 2015 Obstructive Sleep Apnea is independently associated with a higher rate of long-term cardiovascular events after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery (CHEST May 2015). Sixty-seven consecutive patients referred for CABG underwent clinical evaluation and standard sleep study in the preoperative […]

Watching TV Causes Sleep Apnea – a Study in CHEST March 2015

Watching TV Causes Sleep Apnea – a Study in CHEST March 2015 Excess sitting is emerging as a novel risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness, and all-cause mortality. Physical activity, distinct from sitting, is associated with better sleep and lower risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, yet relationships among sitting behaviors and sleep/OSA remain […]

12 Plants for Sound Sleep!

12 Plants for Sound Sleep! From Jayne Leonard, Natural Living Ideas.  One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful flowers and plants. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living spaces, but they can have fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – […]

Sleep Among the Trees in Suspended Tents!

Sleep Among the Trees in Suspended Tents! Tent company, Tentsile recently added three new models to its range of suspended tents. It revealed Trillium, a small, stackable, versatile three-person hammock that can sleep up to three persons, Vista, a two-layer tree tent, and the biggest tent in the range, Trilogy – a massive communal shelter capable […]

The Smallest Softest Full Face Mask for Your CPAP!

The Smallest Softest Full Face Mask for Your CPAP! Last month, Respironics came out with Amara View, the smallest and the softest full face mask for CPAP. The first patient we gave it out to just loved it. “If you have nasal congestion and claustrophobia, this is the best interface for you.” Here, is a […]