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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 the term OSA to mean untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Dr. Zaka opened his talk by […]

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 and cons of this app? ‘Sleep On It’ relies on your iPhone’s accelerometer to monitor […]

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). She is a specialist in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, is in private practice in Walnut […]

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. Representatives from the Contra Costa Sleep Center and from the Durable Medical Equipment supplier, OxygenPlus, […]

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 it is pretty normal for every CPAP mask user. If you are finding that your […]