Sleep Apnea

The Sleep Apnea Newsletter Jerry Mon, 09/24/2007 - 18:21

The independent online newsletter for people with apnea and their families, by a person living with apnea.

Researchers find that CPAP and MAD mouthpiece are effective for treating sleep apnea

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 19:28

The effectiveness of a nighttime-breathing machine called a "CPAP" for treating obstructive sleep apnea was backed by the strongest evidence, and a mouthpiece worn at night was also shown to be effective, according to a new report funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Better, less-costly national health by fixing chronic disease Jerry Thu, 06/18/2009 - 23:36

The misdirected debate on reforming health care gets bogged down on how much it will cost but overlooks the big picture. We should focus on the big pieces that waste the most--chronic diseases. This is where health reform can improve lives and save big money. Here's how.

The person in the CPAP mask Jerry Thu, 06/18/2009 - 16:06

Do you feel like the "man in the iron mask," a prisoner of your CPAP mask? Many people living with sleep apnea, regardless of the success of their treatment, wish they could be rid of the mask.

Can electronic health records improve treatment for chronic conditions? Jerry Sat, 12/20/2008 - 02:24

What are the prospects that electronic health records will improve care in chronic conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea?

Managing weight loss and sleep apnea: better together? Jerry Mon, 11/03/2008 - 22:38

Chronic conditions tend to travel together; the same person can have two or more conditions. How to manage them together?

Snoring is a cry for help: what took the media so long to notice?

Submitted by Jerry on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 17:59

News about sleep apnea is welcome because it can encourage more people to seek treatment. Driving the news are reports of research that shows how dangerous sleep apnea really is, and findings that treatment does help. In addition, sleep can now be studied at home in addition to sleep centers, opening up the potential for treating many more people.