One of the problems with access to healthcare in this country is that often the patient has to miss work to receive services. Missing work is a significant problem for many Americans. Efforts by healthcare providers to help... Read more
It has been well established that to function at our best it is important to have adequate sleep time and for adults this appears to be between 7-9 hours. What happens to us when we do not get adequate sleep? Studies have... Read more
If we look deeper into this question the real mystery is what exactly does sleep do for us? The most obvious and quoted need for sleep is to make us not sleepy. An easy rule often expressed is that an individual’s proper... Read more
Snoring is the bane of many a bed partner.
Snoring is ubiquitous, effecting men more than women and increases in frequency as we age. In women snoring becomes even more common in the postmenopausal state.
What causes snoring?... Read more
As we age we get to look forward to the golden years. Unfortunately, when it comes to women and their sleep, age does not often enhance.
Sleep apnea, defined as repetitive episodes of decreased or lack of airflow, is more... Read more
Sleep apnea is a common problem that can affect all age groups and can result in serious health issues. The two main types of sleep apnea are Obstructive, where the upper airways collapse during sleep thus preventing airflow,... Read more
Over the last several years there has been an array of devices that are available to monitor sleep from the comforts of one’s own bed. These devices claim to monitor the quantity of sleep and some also claim to monitor... Read more
Traveling with a CPAP can be an intimidating event for those new to CPAP therapy. As you are aware, CPAP stands for continuous positive air pressure to treat your diagnosis of sleep apnea. Questions while traveling with... Read more
In the last 30 years there has been great interest in understanding what sleep is, what it does and how it relates to our health. During this time there has also has been an increased effort in understanding the real meaning... Read more
It is clear that exercise has multiple positive effects on health. Improvement in overall sense of well-being, memory, depression, blood pressure, decrease in stress levels, and lower cardiovascular disease risk have all... Read more
CPAP is generally used to treat mild obstructive sleep apnea by preventing the airway from collapsing during sleep.
BiPAP is short for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure and this machine has a very similar function to CPAP machine therapy.
PAP Face Masks
PAP masks help patients to breathe through their mouth, nose or both and provide relief from sleep apnea symptoms.