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A Detailed Look at the Steps to a Sleep Study

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If you are like most people, when your doctor says "You need a sleep study." your first thought is...What's that? Why do I need sleep study? How does that even work?

Are sleep studies truly necessary?

In discussing your health history your doctor may notice signs and symptoms suggestive of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other possible sleep disorders that may be negatively affecting your health.
Some common conditions that are seen in people with sleep disorders include hypertension(high blood pressure), cardiac or heart problems, diabetes, migraines, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), depression, anxiety, memory loss and even ADHD in children.
If you have any of these conditions and/or mentioned you snore or are "tired all the time" your doctor may have decided a sleep study was in order.

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Topics: sleep study

What is a CPAP Titration and Is it Truly Necessary?

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 12, 2014 8:39:00 AM

Use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, also called CPAP therapy, is needed because it has been determined that your airway tends to be blocked while you sleep.  This can be caused by several factors and has been diagnosed as a result of a previous sleep study.  Once it has been determined that you will need CPAP therapy, the physician will order what is called a Titration study

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Topics: CPAP

3 Considerations to Make When Fitted with the Best CPAP Mask

Posted by Jack Johnson on Apr 11, 2014 4:50:00 AM

I hear horror stories all too frequently from patients that have given up on their CPAP because their mask wasn't properly fitted by their CPAP equipment provider. 

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Topics: CPAP Masks

The Problem with CPAP Machines and Why APAP May Be Better

Posted by Jack Johnson on Apr 9, 2014 6:42:00 AM

We are using APAP more and more for our patients at Alaska Sleep Clinic and although APAP is not always the perfect remedy, it does work when applied appropriately. 

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Topics: children, CPAP

Sleep Treatment Options For Those Who Can't Tolerate CPAP

Posted by Jack Johnson on Dec 20, 2013 7:00:00 AM

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with many of those cases undiagnosed. OSA can come with serious side effects and consequences including fatigue, obesity, and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders, apnea, CPAP, oral appliance

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