Tag: apnea

The Goals of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

“Why am I using that this thing?” they asked me.  This ‘thing’ they were referring to is also known as CPAP. Many people find themselves having had a sleep test and they are not sure why. They have a CPAP machine (Constant Positive Airway Pressure machine). Yet, they tell me, “I don’t know why.” Yes, they’ve been… Read more »

Five Z’s – Journal Review – Case Report – AHI variability

Article:  Long-term variability of the apnea-hypopnea index in a patient with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Date of Publication: February 15, 2020 Reference:  Fietze I, Glos M, Zimmermann S, Perzel T.  Long-term variability of the apnea-hypopnea index in a patient with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Vol 16 (2);2020. Reason/Problem/Purpose:Demonstrate the variability of… Read more »

The Five Z’s – Journal Review – Nasal vs Oro-nasal PAP

Article:   Transmission of Oral Pressure Compromises Oronasal CPAP Efficacy in the Treatment of OSA Date of Publication:  Dec 2019 Reference: Madeiro F, Andrade RGS, Piccin VS, Pinheiro GDL, et al. Transmission of Oral Pressure Compromises Oronasal CPAP Efficacy in the Treatment of OSA.  Chest 2019; 156(6):1187-1194 Reason/Problem/Purpose:  The authors point out reports that in general patients on oral/nasal mask… Read more »

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea? It is an extremely common condition that should be understood by everyone. Sleep apnea is a temporary blockage or obstruction of our breathing while we sleep. A person with sleep apnea experiences repeated blockages of their air passage during sleep.  The condition of obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed when the blockages occur… Read more »