Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea In Children: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Although sleep apnea mostly affects the older population, it is also prevalent in children – usually under the age ten. Sleep apnea in children is just as troubling as in adults. If it remains undiagnosed and untreated, it leaves the children with learning difficulties, weak school performance, mood and behavior problems, poor interpersonal abilities, developmental […] Read More

CPAP verses Oral Appliance Therapy

I thought I would review two scientific articles of interest in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The first is by Holley et al. It compares Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) with adjustable Oral Appliances (aOA). The findings suggest that CPAP is superior to oral appliances for Moderate to Severe OSA – Conclusions: In comparison […] Read More

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

We can add sudden cardiac death to the long list of possible sleep apnea consequences. The study “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Longitudinal Study of 10,701 Adults” published in the J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 was covered in a blog report from Michael J. Breus, PhD, summarizes the results […] Read More