Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is one of the most common sleep disorders. Sleep apnea affects approximately 25% of men and 9% of women. This equates to millions of Americans. Researchers are finding people with sleep apnea have reason to be concerned becauseRead More
According to a new study reported on CNN, regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especiallyRead More
It can be difficulty to know if you are coming down with a simple cold and a life threatening episode of the flu. Colds and flu have similar symptoms. But you need to know the difference.Read More
When I tell people I’m a sleep specialist, many want to share stories about their sleep. I love it! I meet fascinating people living awesome lives and I learn some very interesting things about most of the people in the room. I enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the lives of others, learn some DIY tips for treating insomnia and I love sharing what I’ve learned through years of helping people sleep better.
This holiday season I met many people willing to share stories about their sleep but I want to share one story in particular.Read More
Here are 10 health problems you might face if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):Read More
Patients frequently ask, "can I use tap water in my humidifier"? Buying distilled water is an additional expense and can be inconvenient. But here's why you might want to keep using distilled water.
Using tap water will cause discoloration of the water chamber and the minerals from tap water will be deposited in the chamber causing an ugly scale. This is of some concern but the mai reason to use distilled water is to maximize the life of you positive airway pressure machine. Manufacturers warn using tape water in the water chamber of you humidifier can decrease the life expectancy of your machine. Some insurance companies will only purchase a new machine every5-7 years.
Let’s start with a review of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It is characterized byRead More