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I need info on sleep apnea and cpap?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Disordered breathing

Sleep apnea is the condition of airway obstruction when sleeping, resulting in not getting enough oxygen.
This leads to complications such as high blood pressure and daytime sleepiness. It is more common in obese individuals with a large neck. Wt. Loss can bring improvement. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment that holds the airway open while sleeping.

In brief: Disordered breathing

Sleep apnea is the condition of airway obstruction when sleeping, resulting in not getting enough oxygen.
This leads to complications such as high blood pressure and daytime sleepiness. It is more common in obese individuals with a large neck. Wt. Loss can bring improvement. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment that holds the airway open while sleeping.
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Dr. James Donley
Many people can't or won't use a CPAP which is a breathing machine that works like a vacuum sweeper in reverse. Partly because of non-compliance with a CPAP, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in2006 said that for mild-moderate sleep apnea or someone who can't or won't use a CPAP, an oral appliance can be the treatment of choice.
Dr. Ben Graef
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Start here

http://www.sleepeducation.
org/ is a great patient resource written for the lay person.

In brief: Start here

http://www.sleepeducation.
org/ is a great patient resource written for the lay person.
Dr. Ben Graef
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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep academy

Contact the american academy of dental sleep medicine.
http://www.aadsm.org/.

In brief: Sleep academy

Contact the american academy of dental sleep medicine.
http://www.aadsm.org/.
Dr. Reid Winick
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry

In brief: Oral Appliances

According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine.

In brief: Oral Appliances

According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine.
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