Snoring & Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better

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Demos Medical Publishing, Jan 2, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 169 pages

Snoring is the most common sign of sleep apnea, a potentially fatal sleep disorder that affects approximately twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Untreated sleep apnea is associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and premature death. It is a common cause of driving accidents and job impairment, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea is for people who have or suspect that they have sleep apnea. It is also written for their bed partners, families, and friends, and for health care professionals involved in sleep apnea management. This extensively revised and expanded fourth edition covers causes, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical techniques as well as the pros and cons of specific therapies.

Readers will learn:

  • When snoring is a sign of sleep apnea
  • Why snoring and sleep apnea are dangerous to your health
  • Who should see a sleep specialist
  • Where to find an accredited sleep disorder center
  • The latest treatments and how to feel better fast

NEW and expanded topics in this edition include:

  • A new chapter on women and sleep apnea
  • Managing children and adolescents with sleep apnea
  • Advances in CPAP and other key treatments
  • The latest statistics on the impact of sleep apnea on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better will educate readers and help them receive appropriate diagnostic tests and the most effective treatment so they can live full and healthy lives.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
1
Chapter 2 Sleep Apnea Is Hard on Your Heart
12
Sleep Apnea Causes Auto Crashes
17
Chapter 4 Sleep Apnea Invades Health Home and Workplace
21
Chapter 5 Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea
24
Chapter 6 Normal Sleep Snoring and Sleep Apnea
29
Chapter 7 What Causes Sleep Apnea
38
Chapter 8 Problems and Pitfalls of Identifying Sleep Apnea
45
Chapter 14 Women and Sleep Apnea
124
Chapter 15 Sleep Apnea and Seniors
128
Chapter 16 Finding a Sleep Specialist
134
Chapter 17 Choosing a CPAP System and a Durable Medical Equipment Company
139
Getting Fit
151
Chapter 19 Alternative Medicine and Sleep Apnea
161
References
165
Addresses Products and Services for People with Sleep Apnea
177

Testing for Sleep Apnea
54
Chapter 10 Treating Sleep Apnea
66
Chapter 11 Obesity and Sleep Apnea
103
Chapter 12 Sleep Apnea in Infants
111
Chapter 13 Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Older Children and Adolescents
117
Glossary
187
Index
190
Back Cover
197
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