Sleep Apnea Newsletter

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).

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

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt 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.

Tip for CPAP users

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 15:55

Here's an idea for action that can save you a lot of grief later in the event you lose your CPAP, or it is broken, or if you have any treatment problems.

Lifting depression with CPAP Jerry Halberstadt Sat, 11/03/2007 - 21:55

Are you depressed, or do you just feel depressed because of untreated sleep apnea?

What damage did sleep apnea do to me? Jerry Halberstadt Thu, 08/02/2007 - 16:38

[Jerry replies to a question from "Charles"] You wrote that you may have had apnea for 10 years and wonder what damage might have been done before you started treatment.