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(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 memory-impaired prior to treatment, demonstrated normal memory performance after 3 months of optimal CPAP use. […]

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 elegant design solution to some of the brain’s most basic needs, a unique way that […]

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 OSA — a common co-occurrence — to use their prescribed CPAP machine nightly. Kerri Melehan, […]

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 (ENT) issues and Sleep Disorders.” There are many ENT problems that can effect sleep but […]

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 and Medicine Association, and Dental Sleep Medicine Consulting and Practice Management, she noted that Insomina […]