Sleep Apnea And Your Heart

The speaker at the spring support group meeting was Dr. J. Julian Zaka from the Respiratory Medical Group and the Contra Costa Sleep Center. He spoke on “Sleep Apnea and Your Heart.” (Ed note: In the following I will use …

iPhone App “Sleep on it”

REVIEW: iPHONE APP ‘Sleep On It’ One of the most popular of the sleep-related apps (applications) for iPhone, ‘Sleep On It’ works by tracking your movements during the night in order to time your morning awakening. What are the pros …

Sleep and Aging

DR. CHEUNG SPEAKS ON “SLEEP & AGING” Dr. Karin Cheung spoke at the Fall meeting of the Support Group on the subject of “Sleep & Aging” and had the rapt attention of the group (except during the 8:16PM small earthquake). …

Vendor Fair

WHAT WAS NEW AT THE “VENDOR FAIR” The annual Support Group “Vendor Fair” was held in July and was well attended by members and the medical equipment supply community. The CPAP manufacturers were represented by; Respironics and Fisher & Paykel. …

Refitting your Mask

For any number of reasons your CPAP mask has gradually been getting out of fit. It’s pretty normal since people’s body and faces change occasionally if not from time to time. This really is nothing to be alarmed about since …

The Pillar Procedure

In use in Europe for sometime, and in the U.S. since 2004 as a treatment for snoring, the Pillar® procedure for palatal implants was given FDA approval in February 2004 as a treatment for mild to moderate cases of sleep …

Tongue

SCIENTISTS TO ZAP TONGUE TO STOP SLEEP APNEA (from AP 12.28.10) Scientists are testing whether an implanted pacemaker-like device might help Sleep Apnea patients keep their airways open by zapping the tongue during sleep. As one of the main causes …

Vendor Fair

ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR SHOWS WHAT’S NEW! Once again the summer support group meeting was devoted to the annual vendor fair showcasing what’s new in CPAP equipment. This year Matt Chirco of Oxygen Plus led the meeting. Three vendors were present …

Q&A Support Group

Q & A AT APRIL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Dr. Fred Nachtway, a Pulmonary Disease specialist in the John Muir Physician Network led an evening of Questions & Answers at the Spring (April) Support Group meeting. One of the advantages of …

Stuffed Up Nose

CPAP AND A STUFFED UP NOSE (some research by the editor) One of the most frequent complaints of CPAP users is of nasal congestion during, or immediately after, using CPAP. An examination of this problem proved it is far more …