Treatment Choices for Sleep Apnea Patients

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea you probably weren't given a choice of treatments. In most cases obstructive sleep apnea is initially treated using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. But there is another option - an oral appliance created by a dentist with … [Read more...]

5 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea

How can you tell if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea? The only way to know for sure is to have a sleep study which is a test that measures several of your body systems while you sleep. The real question might be: How do I know I need to go for a sleep study? Most people who have sleep … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Causes Heart Changes

Patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea often have changes to the structure and function of the left ventricle of their hearts which can lead to heart failure. Treating the obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to improve these changes and even reverse them. An … [Read more...]

Snoring and Daytime Sleepiness Caused By Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea which is a condition associated with snoring and daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing many times each night because the soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax, fall to the back of the throat and block the airway. It has been estimated that almost 90% … [Read more...]

Heart Arrhythmia Risk Increased for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

The danger  of heart arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation (afib) are increased in patients who have sleep apnea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a study which showed that the risk of having an abnormal heartbeat was 18 times higher immediately after an apnea episode … [Read more...]