Is a Sleep Apnea Test Really Necessary or Should I Just Get an Auto-CPAP Machine?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.7 comments

 Not infrequently, people ask me some variation of the following:

I'm told that I snore every night, and a few times my spouse has heard me stop breathing in my sleep. I've done some research online and I'm pretty sure that I have sleep apnea. Do I really need to do a sleep apnea test or is this just an added expense? Why not just buy an auto-CPAP machine?

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Travel CPAP Machine Reviews

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
 Are you in the market for a CPAP that can fit in the palm of your hand? CPAP users in one of the following categories might benefit from a travel-sized machine in addition to their standard CPAP machine:

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Inspire Sleep Apnea Device

Joseph Krainin, M.D.9 comments
 If you're unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), there's a new sleep apnea treatment available but there are a lot of factors to consider before trying it. In this article, find out if Inspire is for you. 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Snoring, Apneas, Gasping

Joseph Krainin, M.D.2 comments

What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

One of the most common Google Internet searches regarding sleep apnea is, "What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea?" The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in adults are numerous and diverse. They can be roughly divided into "cardinal" (classical symptoms of the disorder), sleep quality-related, and daytime symptoms. Sleep apnea can present differently in certain populations, and symptoms can be alternatively characterized by the distinct manifestations in men, women, children, and elderly patients. In the first article in this series, the cardinal symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) will be reviewed. 

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Airing Sleep Apnea Device

Joseph Krainin, M.D.44 comments

What is Airing micro-CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

How would you like to treat your OSA without a mask, hose or machine? Millions of sleep apnea patients just raised their hands collectively! Sounds pretty good, right? Now let's make that treatment accessible for a price that won't break the bank. The promise of this unbeatable combination is what has made Airing micro-CPAP one of the most-hyped, novel sleep apnea treatments ever. Airing micro-CPAP uses electrostatic force delivered through micro-blower plates to keep the airway open while sleeping.

Airing Micro-CPAP sleep apnea device

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When Should You Avoid Using Healthcare Insurance for A Sleep Study

Joseph Krainin, M.D.3 comments
 Did you know that following the traditional route of using your health insurance for your sleep apnea test could end up causing you major headaches and potentially costing you thousands of dollars? Read on to avoid potentially costly pitfalls. 

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Home Sleep Study: 6 Questions about Setup and Use

Jacqueline Rubio2 comments
So you asked all of your questions before ordering your home sleep apnea test, and now it's arrived. But now you have a slew of new questions that you hadn't even thought of before! Below are the questions we most frequently hear after patients receive their home sleep tests in the mail, about how to set up and use their tests.

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The Home Sleep Apnea Test: Answers to the Top 5 Questions People Ask before Ordering

Jacqueline Rubio1 comment
Undergoing a sleep apnea test can be the first step toward turning around your sleep health, or even your overall health. At Singular Sleep, we've noticed that a few questions seem to come up frequently when people contact us and are interested in ordering a home sleep study. We’d like to take the opportunity to answer the top 5 questions we are asked by patients about home sleep testing so you can make an informed decision before you buy.

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How Does An At Home Sleep Study Work?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

In this article, we will discuss four common questions regarding home sleep testing, an exciting, new diagnostic testing option for sleep disorders.  

1) What is a home sleep study?

A home sleep apnea test (HST) is a diagnostic procedure to determine whether you have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is by far the most common type of sleep disordered breathing. Tens of millions of people in the United States have OSA, and medical authorities estimate that 80% of OSA sufferers are as yet undiagnosed. OSA correlates very closely with obesity rates, which hover around one-third of the U.S. population. Current medical guidelines say that HSTs are appropriate for the vast majority of patients who need sleep diagnostic testing.

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Positional Sleep Apnea

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
If you're a snorer or share a bed with a snorer, you're all too familiar with the elbows and "ROLL OVER!"s that come with sleeping on your back, also known as supine sleeping. The fact is that most people with snoring and sleep apnea will have worse symptoms when they're on their backs. Why is this?

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