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What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or you suspect having sleep apnea, you might wonder what treatment options are available to you. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment has come a long way in the past 20 years. In the past, CPAP was the only available treatment. Today, there is a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

We’ve previously noted that {{{{link id='16' text='sleep apnea'}}}} can cause bad morning breath. So, shouldn’t CPAP cure morning breath related to dry mouth during sleep? We would like to think so, especially since mouth drying overnight is associated with an increased risk of cavities. However, for some people, [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

Although CPAP is an effective treatment for sleep apnea, many people hate it. These people dislike the treatment so much that they would rather suffer the health consequences of sleep apnea--up to and including death--than use their CPAP. Clearly, these people need an alternative.  Sleep Apnea Appliances Denver

By |September 9th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

CPAP Use Went up in European Lockdowns for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has had some dramatic effects on the way we live our lives. Perhaps none of these effects were more severe than the various isolation orders, such as the “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders issued by Governor Polis or Mayor Hancock. These orders changed the way people spent their time, making most of [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Use Went up in European Lockdowns for COVID-19

Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

Recently, Married at First Sight star Mishel Karen caused a bit of a stir this week when she revealed her “extreme” beauty routine. Among the elements in her routine, she includes BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections, teeth whitening, and working out with a personal trainer. However, what most people found most surprising was her use [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

You might think that just because your doctor’s diagnosed CPAP, that’s how you have to treat your sleep apnea. If you don’t like the idea of CPAP, you should get a second opinion about sleep apnea treatment. So, you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea. This often leads to a number of conflicted feelings. Many people [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

Sleep Apnea in You and Your Pet: Don’t Let Snoring Dogs Lie

Dog owners share a lot with our pets (sometimes whether we want to or not): our homes, our furniture, our food, etc. Although contagious diseases that can cross species are rare, there are some medical conditions common in dogs and people alike: arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea to name [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea in You and Your Pet: Don’t Let Snoring Dogs Lie

Most People with Insomnia Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders are complex to diagnose and treat. It’s hard even to get a good sense that you have a sleep disorder, since your doctor might not ask about it (and might not even know much about it). And once you think you might know you have a problem, it’s easy to misdiagnose the specific [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Most People with Insomnia Have Sleep Apnea

Another Million-Dollar Support Program for CPAP: Alternatives Might Be Better

Last week the sleep medicine community was buzzing about a new $1.4 million grant for a sleep apnea program based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. This new grant was focused on what seems to be an essential part of the sleep apnea treatment solution: trying to get people to use [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Another Million-Dollar Support Program for CPAP: Alternatives Might Be Better

You Can Live Longer Thanks to Sleep Apnea Treatment

We know that sleep apnea is harmful. In fact, we keep finding new ways that it is harmful to us every day. One of the big questions that remains unanswered is how well sleep apnea treatment can help prevent these harms. There are many obstacles to showing this, and, [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on You Can Live Longer Thanks to Sleep Apnea Treatment

How to Switch from CPAP to a Mouthguard for Sleep Apnea

Because CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) has long been considered the “gold standard” for sleep apnea treatment, it’s commonly prescribed as a frontline treatment. However, many people find that they can’t adapt to CPAP. This puts many people in the situation where they have to learn to transition from [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on How to Switch from CPAP to a Mouthguard for Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Therapy Can Be Cheaper Than CPAP over Long Term

If you have sleep apnea, you might be considering your treatment options. The two most effective treatments are CPAP and oral appliance therapy. It’s important to make sure that you choose a treatment that will be effective for you. If you’re unlikely to comply with CPAP, [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Oral Appliance Therapy Can Be Cheaper Than CPAP over Long Term

Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

Sleep dentists are trained to help treat sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. There are many dentists who will advertise their services as sleep dentists after just a short, focused training on oral appliances. However, if you are looking for a sleep dentist who is likely to give you the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

The approval of recreational marijuana in Colorado took some of the shine off the medical marijuana (MMJ) trade, but people still seek MMJ for a wide range of illnesses, such as nausea, headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. But is it good for sleep apnea? The Minnesota Department of Health apparently thought [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

Sleep apnea has become one of the leading categories of disability handled by the Veterans Administration (VA). It’s even been shown that sleep apnea is causing these veterans to lose brain matter. But there are many challenges for trying to get help for veterans’ sleep apnea. Many of these veterans have PTSD [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the US, according to recent estimates. Although it’s hard to say for sure, it’s likely that one of the most serious--and easily preventable--medical errors is a failure to treat sleep apnea among hospital patients. Now a new large study shows just [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

For years, CPAP has been considered the gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea. It’s essentially 100% effective: people using CPAP properly don’t have apneic episodes. However, there have also been doubts about whether this theoretical effectiveness translated to the best results for patients. Now we know that oral [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

No Matter the Cause, Sleep Disturbance Leads to Recurring Heart Risk

Getting enough sleep is critical to ensuring the health of your body, especially your heart. Many people don’t understand this, however, until they end up in the hospital after a heart attack or other major coronary event (MCE). By that time, the situation is critical, and sleep problems like sleep apnea have to be treated. [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on No Matter the Cause, Sleep Disturbance Leads to Recurring Heart Risk

CPAP Can Help… If You Use It Right

If you’ve been doing your research on sleep apnea, you know that this sleep disorder is accompanied by some potentially deadly risks, ranging from blindness to stroke to kidney disease. To avoid those risks, it’s essential to seek treatment for sleep apnea. But new research shows that simply going through the motions [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Can Help… If You Use It Right

What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Have you been snoring, experiencing daytime fatigue and focus problems, or even just waking with the feeling that you didn’t sleep well? These could be signs of a sleep disorder. If you’ve been experiencing sleep-related symptoms, it may be time to have a sleep study done. Your doctor can refer you to [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Sleep Apnea Is Killing Kids’ Brain Cells

Far from a simple snoring problem, sleep apnea has been proven again and again to be incredibly dangerous. This sleep breathing disorder doesn’t just impact daily quality of life, but increases your risk of premature death by three times. Untreated sleep apnea puts you at heightened risk of high [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Is Killing Kids’ Brain Cells

Sleep On It: Tips for Those Struggling with CPAP

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) moves closer to mandating sleep apnea testing for commercial truck drivers and railroad operators, some transportation companies are taking steps to prepare workers for diagnosis and treatment. One of the most challenging steps in treating sleep apnea is often the prescribed treatment itself: CPAP. [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|CPAP|Comments Off on Sleep On It: Tips for Those Struggling with CPAP

Some Stay Sleepy Despite CPAP

A limited attention span, impaired decision-making skills and daytime fatigue are among the common side-effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment is supposed to eliminate these and other effects of sleep apnea. However, a new study indicates those complications may persist even if an individual is treated with continuous positive airway pressure [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Some Stay Sleepy Despite CPAP

CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

Potential federal sleep apnea testing regulations for truck drivers, railroad operators and bus drivers have stirred substantial debate since they were proposed just over a month ago, but one fact is often overlooked amid public comment and commercial-transport industry discussions: When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP is not the only [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

Is CPAP Giving You Acne?

If you have sleep apnea, the odds are good that your doctor prescribed you with CPAP (after all, we know they’re not good at offering alternatives). But while the CPAP can be very effective, it has a number of drawbacks, which can make people opt not to use the Sleep Apnea Treatment in Denver

By |February 9th, 2016|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Is CPAP Giving You Acne?

Doctors Don’t Tell Patients about CPAP Alternatives

When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP is a paradox. On the one hand, it’s the best treatment available. It’s almost 100% successful when used properly. But on the other hand, it’s the worst treatment possible. Many people who are prescribed CPAP find that they can’t deal with the side effects, such [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Doctors Don’t Tell Patients about CPAP Alternatives

The Future of CPAP Machines

Despite being the gold standard for the potentially life threatening condition, sleep apnea many people have issues using their CPAP machines. Many find the machines too cumbersome, or have issues with the mask not fitting quite right. Those suffering from PTSD find the CPAP machine especially difficult to [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on The Future of CPAP Machines

Oral Appliances, A Good Alternative for Truckers

We recently discussed how CPAP is proving to be a difficult method of treatment for sleep apnea for those with PTSD, and truck drivers have been also finding issues with CPAP. The federal government has been increasing screenings for sleep apnea among truckers. While this is not necessary a bad idea, [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Oral Appliances, A Good Alternative for Truckers

Using CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea May Not Help Patients with PTSD

Sleep apnea can be hard to deal with, and often the treatment doesn’t really seem a solution so much as another set of problems. The most commonly prescribed form of treatment, CPAP, can be enough to drive anyone crazy, though it works well for people who adjust to it properly. But for veterans suffering from [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Using CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea May Not Help Patients with PTSD

CPAP Both Helps and Fails Heart Patients

When people are hospitalized for cardiovascular problems, it's an unfortunate truth that many of them will find their way back into the hospital soon after discharge. In fact, nearly a quarter (24%) of patients hospitalized for cardiovascular patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Researchers proposed that sleep apnea may be a [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|CPAP|Comments Off on CPAP Both Helps and Fails Heart Patients

Give CPAP a Fair Try before Giving It Up

There are many reasons why people can't tolerate wearing their CPAP every night. Masks may be uncomfortable or lead to feelings of claustrophobia. People may experience irritation of the skin or airway. Or it may just seem like a pain to put on the CPAP every night. However, for many people CPAP is [...]

By |September 3rd, 2014|CPAP|Comments Off on Give CPAP a Fair Try before Giving It Up

Does CPAP Cause Central Sleep Apnea?

CPAP is supposed to treat sleep apnea, so when people hear that it may actually cause the condition, they are skeptical. For most people undergoing treatment with CPAP, the thought that it might cause central sleep apnea (CSA) is dismissed as an illogical rumor, as you can see from responses to [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|CPAP|Comments Off on Does CPAP Cause Central Sleep Apnea?

Having Darth Vader As A Husband: Noisy CPAP Machines

Whenever you hear or read something about sleep apnea you’ll more than likely encounter CPAP technology. Over the years CPAP has become the gold standard for treating those with sleep apnea. The technology has proven to be very effective and most sleep physicians tend to prescribe CPAP for patient who have sleep apnea. CPAP technology [...]

By |August 20th, 2011|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Having Darth Vader As A Husband: Noisy CPAP Machines

Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives for CPAP-Intolerant Patients

CPAP and sleep apnea treatment tend to go hand in hand. The CPAP, considered the gold-standard in treating sleep apnea, has become the go-to method to ensuring that sleep apneics sleep well at night. As the amount of patients diagnosed with sleep apnea continues to grow on a yearly basis, more and more [...]

By |April 25th, 2011|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives for CPAP-Intolerant Patients
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