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Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Posted by AASM Staff - https://aasm.org on Jul 19, 2020 9:36:00 AM

A study shows that fatigue is significantly reduced and energy increased in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea after 3 weeks of CPAP therapy.1 Most people with obstructive sleep apnea often experience fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. CPAP therapy is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP provides a steady stream of air through a mask that is worn during sleep, which keeps the airway open to prevent pauses in breathing and restore normal oxygen levels.

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Topics: sleep apnea, treatment, bipap, CPAP therapy

Getting Life Insurance When You Have Sleep Apnea

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a disorder that is often not understood by doctors who are not a specialist in the field of sleep disorders. On top of that, not many people are knowledgeable on the subject matter. Thus, it can be difficult for people with sleep apnea to apply for life insurance. 

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP, treatment, life insurance

From Sleep Deprivation to Life-saving CPAP

Posted by SleepApnea.org on Jan 4, 2020 3:05:00 PM

Harley's Personal Story

My name is Harley and this is a true story. In fact, it is my personal journey into years of suffering, pain and anguish owing to an un-diagnosed condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Many years of incorrect diagnosis and treatment by a number of well-meaning doctors prevented me from getting the proper treatment for my condition.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, treatment, diagnosis

Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 3, 2020 9:59:41 AM

A neuro-imaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

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Topics: treatment, OSA, sleep apnea dangers

Stop Snoring and Sleep Better at Night

Posted by Juan Koss, M.D. on Oct 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM

A snore is called noisy breathing during sleep, but it can also be the beginning of something life-threatening. People who snore are at risk of developing chronic sleep disorders and over the long term, serious health problems. To stop snoring, It is important to know what causes snoring and what can be done to address an individual problem.

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Topics: Snoring, treatment, sleep disordered breathing

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