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Study Deems CPAP “Cost Effective”

With proper compliance, CPAP is clinically effective, but is it cost effective? Researchers at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va, believe the answer is yes. In the study which will appears in the May edition of Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy, lead researcher Mahadevappa Hunasikatti, MD, DPM, FCCP, factored in direct and indirect (work-related injuries, lost …

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Huffington Post Tackles Snoring

Mass media interest in snoring and/or sleep continued this week with the iconic Huffington Post tackling snoring—complete with a slide show of “celebrities who snore” and a top ten list of therapies. “When you are snoring, you’re spending too much energy to breathe,” says M. Safwan Badr, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep …

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Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

For all you science nerds. You know who you are! Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Abstract Background: Previous randomized controlled trials have ad- dressed the efficacy of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Their common control condition, …

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Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain?

Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain? CPAP and Oral Appliances Save Lives! Nasal Obstruction is a Significant Factor in Sleep Apnea. Is There a Major Flaw in Sleep Research? Is ADHD Preventable? GURNEE, IL, January 27, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ – The current study from Yale was published in the December 2008 issue …

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Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence.

Terri E. Weaver, PhD Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) optimally may nonetheless suffer residual excessive sleepiness. Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence. …

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Oral Appliance Therapy / CPAP Comparison Diagram

This diagram comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) was published in Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (2009) in an article titled “Oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: an update” by Andrew S.L. Chana and Peter A. Cistulli. (It can be found on page 594). Despite the better PSG results, CPAP ranks lower on …

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2007; 3(5):519-528.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978335/) Did you also know that a CHEST journal study showed that …

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