Adequate sleep is supposed to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. But if your sleep is interrupted, you're likely to feel fatigued and sleepy the next day. So what gives? There are several factors that may interfere with getting your zzz's including the following:
CPAP Doesn't Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Sleep Apnea, According to the NEJM, But Can That Be True?
By Gerard J. Meskill, MD To the many patients who use or have been prescribed CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA
Medicare Regulations Are Driving a Wedge Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients and Their Providers
There are many Medicare patients with OSA. The current guidelines for administering CPAP and CPAP supplies are hindering care by causing delays, denying care for some affected individuals, and driving a wedge between physicians and their patients.
So let's look at the possible ties between an elevated hematocrit (the measurement of red blood cell count relative to blood volume) and sleep disorders.
Dr. Richard Schwab, a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has used innovative imaging techniques to study the development of sleep apnea. In our conversation, he shared his insights on the high prevalence of the disorder, how obesity and alcohol can cause sleep apnea, and the resulting cardiovascular problems.
Long thought to be simply an annoyance to a bed partner and not much more, snoring is now understood to carry some pretty
For the review, the authors included randomized controlled trials of patients using CPAP devices or a mandibular advancement
For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.
A new invention uses fish tank aquarium pumps to save the lives of babies in the developing world. The design team at Rice
On detailed questioning he reported the full-face mask was, "just too big, leaked too much, and left marks on his face." He was never told that masks are available in different sizes and, more importantly, can come in different styles, including nasal pillows and nasal triangular devices.