When you have obstructive sleep apnea, you get used to everyone telling you to exercise. Reducing body fat can improve OSA. OSA causes cardiovascular problems, so you need to exercise. Are you prediabetic because OSA is messing with your hormones and causing insulin resistance? Well, the answer is to exercise more. The problem is that […]Continue Reading »
Yet another study has shown a clear link between getting screened and treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and better mental health. Scientists at the University of Turku in Finland studied patients diagnosed with sleep apnea and followed them for three years after diagnosis. All patients were screened for depression and anxiety at the start […]Continue Reading »
As more Americans get screened, diagnosed, and treated for OSA, more alternatives to CPAP therapy are coming on the market. This is a huge benefit since many people find the CPAP difficult to use. A less effective treatment with better compliance can give more relief than a CPAP that sits unused on the bedside table. […]Continue Reading »
The American Journal of Managed Care recently reported on a new study that links sleep apnea treatments to improved Flu outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine looked at 53 patients with OSA who had confirmed flu cases in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 flu seasons. Patients who did not comply […]Continue Reading »
Does your teenager wake up tired? Do they complain that they have trouble falling asleep because they can’t stop thinking? Have you tried every home remedy you can find, with no luck? There may be another way to help your teen relax and fall asleep at night, using technology that has only become widely available […]Continue Reading »
Many people try CPAP therapy when they’re first diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If they have trouble using the CPAP, then they become candidates for oral appliance therapy. Until now, CPAP has been the first line of therapy for all patients, but a new study suggests that the underlying cause of OSA determines […]Continue Reading »
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have learned to love telemedicine. Telemedicine keeps kids out of offices where they might catch a virus. Telemedicine saves parents travel time and gas money and can allow parents to see to their children’s medical needs without having to take time off work. Telemedicine may work […]Continue Reading »
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment can prevent or reverse cardiovascular disease in prediabetic patients. OSA and prediabetes or diabetes are common comorbidities among Americans. 60% of Americans with OSA have either prediabetes or diabetes. Yet 80% of OSA cases […]Continue Reading »
For many pediatricians, a tonsillectomy and adenectomy are the first line of treatment for a child with obstructive sleep apnea. But are they always necessary? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics compared a group of Australian children who received a T&A for a diagnosis of mild OSA with a group of children who […]Continue Reading »
Obese patients with sleep apnea are often told that their weight gain caused the apnea. This can often send them into a shame spiral, where they reject treatment because they blame themselves for their condition. However, research is beginning to suggest that the link between obesity and apnea is more complicated. In fact, treating apnea […]Continue Reading »
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