Upcoming Webinar

When to Prescribe Advanced PAP Therapies for Patients Struggling with CPAP

  • Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Time: 12:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Summary

When obstructive sleep apnea patients fail or can't adhere to the continuous form of positive airway pressure therapy (commonly known as CPAP), there are other options that clinicians should explore to get patients to adherence. In some cases, these other options include advanced positive airway pressure modes such as bilevel devices and adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), which take into account such parameters as expiratory pressure intolerance. Learn what the literature says about these "rescue" devices as well as real-world approaches to switching patients to advanced therapies when indicated.

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Been There, Done That

Been ThereIf you've already been to a sleep medical center or lab and had unsatisfactory service or results, you may be discouraged and wonder about  the usefulness of seeking further treatment.

Perhaps you were diagnosed with one or both of the most common disorders: insomnia and/or sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)--a huge proportion of sleep patients suffer from both conditions and often don't know it.  Regrettably, many sleep facilities fail to recognize and treat both conditions in large numbers of patients.

These are the two conditions that most frequently drive sleep patients for evaluations, yet because many sleep facilities tend to emphasize treatment for only one or the other condition, many sleep patients are not satisfied with their experiences or their results.

In the two links below, we talk about the need to aim for an optimal treatment response for both of these conditions.  By aiming high, it is much easier to actually pinpoint what might be wrong with your current treatment regimen.

So, if your predominant problem is SDB, click that link, or click on Insomnia if that's your biggest issue.  Don't be surprised, though, if you need to spend considerable time reviewing the perspectives and suggestions in both sections.  Remember, sleep problems are usually mind-body problems.  Addressing both the mental and the physical elements guarantees a much higher success rate. 

Help for Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Help for Insomnia