Below is a summary of the most recent guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep
Medicine, the Academy that all sleep doctors belong to, showing that oral appliances should be the standard for use in treatment of sleep apnea.
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy: An Update for 2015
Kannan Ramar, MBBS, MD1; Leslie C. Dort, DDS2; Sheri G. Katz, DDS3; Christopher J. Lettieri, MD4; Christopher G. Harrod, […]
Both CNN and Kaiser are reporting that sleep apnea is on the list of
pre-existing conditions that will not be eligible for benefits under “Trumpcare.”
Like all of you, I am concerned about these proposed changes and how they may affect people who have untreated sleep apnea or are presently treating their sleep apnea and may need a replacement sleep retainer.
Please call my office at 408-910-8800 ASAP so I can help you while you still have insurance benefits.
William Dement, MD in his book, The Promise of Sleep, states that: “After all the research I’ve done on sleep problems over the last four decades, my most significant finding is that ignorance is the worst sleep disorder of them all.”
There is not much you can do to improve your sleep quality if you have an untreated sleep problem. If you have a sleep disorder, please get that treated first.
There is enough information on how […]
I get maybe a dozen phone calls like one I received recently from a potential patient. He didn’t have a sleep test and his first question was:
Do I really have to get a sleep test?
He explained that he knew that he had sleep apnea because he estimated that he was at least 100 pounds overweight. He also had a bed partner that once told him that […]
Live Life More Wholeheartedly!
In the Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama told about a meeting with Japanese scientists who explained, “ that wholehearted laughter is very good for your heart and health.” He further said that he has found that, “people who are always laughing have a sense of abandon and ease. They are less likely to have a heart attack than those people who are really serious […]