Doctor Screening for OSA

Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) refers to interruption in the normal breathing pattern by partial or complete obstruction of the air passage during sleep. It is characterized by snoring, oxygen desaturations, hypopneas, episodes of apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness. According to National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, OSA now affects 25 million adults in the US alone. […]

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Smoking Increases Risk of Sleep Apnea

6 Things That Make Sleep Apnea Worse

Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults in the United States, with the majority of those affected suffering through the disorder while undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by interrupted breathing due to an obstruction in the airways, like enlarged tonsils or tensed throat muscles, and this repeated interruption of breathing can […]

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CPAP Therapy Masks

What is a CPAP machine and how does it work?

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), as the name implies, is the maintenance of a positive pressure in the airways throughout the complete respiratory cycle (inspiration and expiration), when breathing spontaneously. Increased inspiratory pressure also increases the size and surface area of the alveoli providing greater opportunity for gas exchange to occur […]

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