CPAP May Improve Your Memory!

(extracted from CHEST Magazine, 12/2014) Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve their memory by using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP). A study published in the December issue of CHEST shows that the majority of patients with OSA, who were …

The Importance of Good Sleep

Sleep. It’s something we spend about a third of our lives doing, but do we really understand what it’s all about? Recent research may shed new light on this question. We’ve found that sleep may actually be a kind of …

Better Sex with CPAP!

Adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and erectile dysfunction (ED) significantly improves erections and sexual desire, a randomized controlled study has found. This finding should motivate men with both ED and …

ENT and Sleep Disorders

DR FORD SPEAKS ON ENT ISSUES AND SLEEP DISORDERS Dr. Ford, is board certified in Otolaryngology and has his practice with the Contra Costa Ear,Nose and Throat. He spoke at the Winter Support Group meeting on “Ear, Nose and Throat …

Insomnia

PAT McBRIDE TALKS ABOUT INSOMNIA Pat McBride spoke to the last AWAKE meeting on Oct17th. She reviewed many of the issues surrounding insomnia. As a specialist in the dental treatment of sleep apnea, a board member of the Physicological Dentistry …

Vendor Fair

Editors Comment It seems that there has been a proliferation of new lightweight CPAP masks and nasal pillows – some even in shades of pastel. This is perhaps an improvement for those patients that can use them. For those of us, and I am one …

Afraid to Ask ?’s

“Everything you need to know about CPAP – But were afraid to ask!” founders of the Sleep Apnea Patient Support Group 19 years ago), ably assisted by Bill Stoll of Timberlake Respiratory Care gave an excellent presentation to the Support …

Saving Your Life

Why a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis May Save Your Life by Yoni Freedhoff, MD (assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa) in U.S. News& World Report – Feb 7, 2013 It’s one of the most under diagnosed conditions …

Altitude and Sleep Apnea

DRUG MAY AID SLEEP APNEA AT ALTITUDE (The following article may be of interest to those who have occasion to be at altitudes above 5000′) People with sleep apnea can safely travel to high altitudes with the help of a diuretic …

Vendor Fair – New Masks

VENDOR FAIR FEATURES NEW CPAP MASKS The July Support Group meeting hosted the annual Vendor Fair and was attended by representatives from Respironics, ResMed, the Contra Costa Sleep Center and Oxygen Plus, Inc. The manufacturers present displayed and demonstrated their …