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Sleepy Joe Hauls Gasoline | #Apnea #CPAP

Sleepy Joe Hauls Gasoline | #Apnea #CPAP “I’m going to punch that blabbermouth in his mouth,” Joe shared his frustration with his wife Sandy as he threw his 400 lbs body in his favorite lazy chair. He was referring to his childhood buddy, Bill, who had called him “Sleepy Joe” at their usual VFW gathering […]

Waking Up Repeatedly on #CPAP? Tips from Your Sleep Doc!

Waking Up Repeatedly on #CPAP? Tips from Your Sleep Doc! Recently, I was seeing an executive in his late 50s for a routine CPAP follow-up. He was using CPAP for 7 hours and 32 minutes every night. His sleep apnea was well-controlled with only one per hour of shallow respirations as seen in the following […]

Did Justice Scalia Die from Sleep Apnea?

Did Justice Scalia Die from Sleep Apnea? U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s hotel room the night of his death on Feb. 13 in Texas reflected this obsession with detail. According to a sheriff’s report obtained by The Washington Post this week, he was lying in bed with his arms at his side and his […]

Vitamin D Deficiency & Sleep Apnea – a Study

Vitamin D Deficiency & Sleep Apnea – a Study A study published in the February 2016 issue of SLEEP journal found that Serum Vitamin D is inversely associated with disease severity in Caucasian adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome This was a cross-sectional study conducted at an urban, clinical sleep medicine outpatient center.  106 adults (77 […]

Diabetic Kidney Disease May Get Worse with Untreated Sleep Apnea

Diabetic Kidney Disease May Get Worse with Untreated Sleep Apnea “Why are my blood sugars high in the morning? I don’t eat much at bedtime either,” my patients have often complained. Well, when you stop breathing repeatedly at night, your stress hormones go through the roof, and that causes your blood sugars to be high. These […]

You Can’t Take a Vacation from Sleep Apnea from HuffPuost

You Can’t Take a Vacation from Sleep Apnea from HuffPuost Traveling with your therapy equipment – a few tips from Dr. Ojile’s HuffPost Blog Be sure to bring the prescription for your CPAP device with you. CPAP machines do not count as one of your carry-on items for airline travel because they are considered medical devices […]
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Apple iOS 9.3 Might Help You Sleep Better | PC Mag

Apple iOS 9.3 Might Help You Sleep Better | PC Mag There’s been a lot of talk about how our devices are disrupting sleep thanks to the blue light they emit. To combat this phenomenon, Amazon recently added “Blue Shade” to its Fire tablets, while Google added “Night Light” to the Google Play books app. […]

I Sleep with my Face Buried in Pillow. Can I Still Use #CPAP?

I Sleep with my Face Buried in Pillow. Can I Still Use #CPAP? We get that question often. “I sleep on stomach with face buried in a pillow. How can I use CPAP?” I reassure them that we do have quite a few patients, who use CPAP religiously despite their habit of sleeping prone. We also remind […]

“I Threw My Father’s CPAP Away…”

“I Threw My Father’s CPAP Away…” “… almost!” a patient in his late 40s vented out his frustration about his father, who had recently started using CPAP for his sleep apnea. Surprised by this unusual outburst, I just looked on waiting for him to elaborate.  “I used to visit him every week. He used to doze […]

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 […]
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