Sleep Care

Pilots May Get Grounded Over Sleep Apnea

Overweight pilots and air traffic controllers will soon be required to undergo sleep apnea screening according to a newly announced policy from the Federal Aviation […]

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Tonsillectomies and OSA in Children

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that not only occurs in adults but children and toddlers as well. Sleep apnea is the partial or complete […]

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Could OSA in Kids Cause High Blood Pressure Later?

If your child is noisy sleeper, it may be time to take a closer look. Oftentimes, kids who snore or have trouble breathing at night […]

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OSA and Gestational Diabetes

One of the most common health risks in pregnant women is gestational diabetes, which affects between 2 and 10 percent of expecting mothers. Gestational diabetes […]

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CPAP May Help Migraine Sufferers

At one time or another everyone has suffered from a headache, and most individuals have unfortunately suffered from a severe and intense headache, however not […]

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Home Sleep Testing: Pros and Cons

For the millions of Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, getting relief from the disorder usually begins with an overnight sleep study that is used to diagnose and identify the severity of the apnea. Generally this means the patient will travel to a sleep laboratory where a trained sleep technologist will administer the study by placing a variety of sensors on the head, face and body while the technologist monitors their vitals and observes on a video camera from a control room. However, developments in the technology and science of sleep have opened up home sleep testing as another viable option that can appear attractive to many patients. Along with the convenience that home sleep testing offers, it is important to keep in mind that a number of limitations exist with these procedures. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of home sleep testing.

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Predictors of Snoring and OSA

Snoring is a fairly common problem–between 30-50% of people in a given demographic may be snorers. Snoring is associated with a variety of health risks, […]

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History of CPAP

Charles Dickens First to Recognize OSA Many people may not realize it but author Charles Dickens played an instrumental role in defining what is now […]

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Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep apnea in children is a very serious matter. There are many risks that go along with an undiagnosed case leading to learning, developmental and […]

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PAP Treatment

What is CPAP? Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is the treatment of choice for many people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A […]

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