Category: Sleep Disorders

The Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The How and Why

There are complex airway dynamics resulting in blockage of the upper airway producing Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Although complex, the process can be viewed in a general non-technical manner to help one understand the causes of obstructive sleep apnea. In such an overview, we find two components to the events producing blockage of the airway during sleep: airway… Read more »

Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The Who (Prevalence)

When we have medical problems, we all want to understand the ‘who’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the condition.  Knowing may lead to changes or corrections that might fix and potentially remove the problem.  Many professionals have invested their careers studying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), trying to understand the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of OSA.  It remains a subject that… Read more »

Apnea – A Word with Many Uses

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a very common malady. It is familiar to many and is frequently a subject of both social and medical conversations. Individuals not engaged in frequent work with Apnea conditions may be confused by its usage and rightly so. Discussions and writings about the subject can use the term with different meanings.  When… Read more »

The Five Z’s – Content and Tags

The Five Z’s is a professional blog directed towards the field of sleep medicine. While the content will vary, the focus will be primarily on the area of sleep medicine and related subjects. There will be commentaries on timely topics and reviews of journal articles . Journal Reviews are labeled with the orange tag. General… Read more »