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CPAP Might Not Be Worth Trying Again for Dropouts

While CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is considered the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment, it has a very high failure rate. The problem is that CPAP is not a very pleasant treatment. It’s uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people. It can be hard to maintain and hard to sleep with. As a result, [...]

Neglected by Doctors, Some CPAP Users Hack Their Machines

Sleep apnea is not an easy condition to diagnose and treat. If it were, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea in this country. Unfortunately, the challenge of treating sleep apnea can be made even harder by the indifference or ignorance of doctors. Many people with clear symptoms [...]

Is Inspire’s IPO a Good Investment?

We know that there are many people with sleep apnea in the US, and that as more attention is given to the condition, more of the undiagnosed individuals learn they have it. In fact, insurance companies have seen a 900% increase in sleep apnea claims from 2014 to 2017. Medical device maker [...]

Anti-Sleepiness Drug Intended to Help People on CPAP

Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced late last year that it had found a use for a previously orphaned drug, solriamfetol. It made an application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be able to market the drug for treatment of excessive sleepiness in people who were getting sleep apnea treatment with

Sleep Apnea Spikes Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and Stress Hormones

We know that sleep apnea can significantly impact your health. When your body stops breathing at night, all your systems are affected. Sleep apnea treatment controls these impacts so that you can avoid serious health problems. Now a new study shows how skipping just one night’s treatment can cause serious disruption of [...]

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