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September 2015

A 13-year-Old CPAP Machine Still Works & Looks Fabulous!

A 13-year-Old CPAP Machine Still Works & Looks Fabulous! A man in his 70s brought this 13-year-old CPAP machine to his follow-up visit at the Clinic and it looked great. Even better, it works well too. I offered him a newer, quieter, self-titrating CPAP, but he declined, “If the old car is working, why buy […]

Why I Prefer Meditation Over a Nap | Yatin J. Patel

Why I Prefer Meditation Over a Nap | Yatin J. Patel All my life, I have taken naps to fight off those deadly afternoon lulls. I have encouraged my staff to do the same in the nap room at our clinic. The studies indeed have shown that a 15 minutes nap can give alertness lasting […]

Can CPAP Improve My Sexual Function?

Can CPAP Improve My Sexual Function? “I don’t have any sleep problem. My wife forced me to come here,” a young man in his forties vented out his irritation. I explain that the treatment of sleep apnea does reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, and early death. Now, he got […]

Persistent Depression Despite CPAP? Treat Daytime Sleepiness.

Persistent Depression Despite CPAP? Treat Daytime Sleepiness. Untreated sleep apnea is associated with depression symptoms. The treatment with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) improves these symptoms in most, but not all patients. In this multicenter prospective cohort study published in January 2014 CHEST journal, researchers evaluated 300 patients with OSAHS and depressive symptoms. After an […]

Can’t Use CPAP Because of Dust Allergies? Try These.

Can’t Use CPAP Because of Dust Allergies? Try These. Dust allergy can cause nasal congestion, drainage, irritation, itching, and the blockage. This, according to several studies, is one of the common causes of discontinuation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Dust mites are ubiquitous in regions with high humidity. Mites need moisture and human […]

Why Do I Pull Of My CPAP Mask in Sleep?

Why Do I Pull Of 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 […]

Poor Sleep May Shrink Your Brain – a Study

Poor Sleep May Shrink Your Brain – a Study European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of the brain. Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans. The first scan was taken before patients completed a questionnaire […]

CPAP Improves Depression Scores Markedly – A Recent Study!

CPAP Improves Depression Scores Markedly – A Recent Study! My patients over the years have shared with me, “Doc, I am feeling great on CPAP. I am back to gardening, fishing, biking, camping, traveling. I now enjoy my work. My relationship has improved remarkably. We are back to sleeping together. Life is great!” (CPAP stands […]
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7 Tips for an Alert, Energetic, & Enjoyable Monday | SnoozeClinic.com

7 Tips for an Alert, Energetic, & Enjoyable Monday | SnoozeClinic.com Have you noticed how sleepy, tired, lethargic, and complacent you feel on Mondays? Medical studies indeed have shown reduced productivity and increased errors on Mondays secondary to disrupted sleep schedule on weekends. Here is how you can enjoy and excel at work even on […]

Are You Awake Yet? I Don’t Think So!

Are You Awake Yet? I Don’t Think So! Several years ago, a patient surprised me, and the staff, “Doc, this is the first time I came to your clinic. I wasn’t here last week.” He, in fact, was seen at the clinic the prior week (he had filled out all the necessary paperwork and had a progress […]