Clod | September 15, 2011
Medical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea includes oral appliances, continuous positive pressure therapy, oxygen and medication. Oral appliances are devices designed to keep the upper airway open by keeping the tongue or jaw from occluding the airway. Oral appliances must be custom-fitted by a dentist and are usually well tolerated.
Clod | September 6, 2011
Moderate to severe nighttime desaturation has been found in individuals with COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. Classic signs of nighttime desaturation with COPD include frequent arousal, increased shortness or breath, daytime sleepiness, and desaturation even with supplemental or increased oxygen use. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation and apnea with COPD can lead to a [...]
Clod | August 27, 2011
Habitual snoring among adults, age 30-60 years in the United States has been estimated to be 44% in men and 28% in women. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in individuals who snore has been estimated to be 24% in men and 9% in women. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem that is [...]