The Quick and Easy Sleep Apnea Book

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Gautam Soparkar, MD, Aug 1, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 94 pages
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If you have sleep apnea, think you might have it, or know someone who does, this award-winning book is for you! Sleep apnea is a relatively new subject in health care. It is very common and is associated with many other medical conditions, particularly high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes. However, awareness about sleep apnea is lacking, and misconceptions are common. It is very easy to pass off the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. Most people with this condition don't even know they have it. This is very unfortunate because effective, even life-transforming, treatment is available. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea are wide-ranging and can be devastating. This book is a concise, illustrated, practical, and readable guide to this common and potentially serious condition. The reader will learn about when to suspect sleep apnea, what other conditions are linked to it, why it is important to detect it, how to get tested for it, and what to expect if treatment is required. The book is written by a doctor who is involved in the care of patients with sleep apnea and many of the health problems that go with it.
 

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Contents

Disclaimer
11
Foreword
13
Abbreviations
17
Introduction
19
What Is Sleep Apnea?
22
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Making the Connection
26
Consequences of Sleep Apnea
31
Sleep StudiesTaking Out the Mystery
40
CPAP and Other Treatment Methods
55
Sleep Apnea and Special Situations
63
Putting It All Together
69
Frequently Asked Questions
72
Sleep Studies
77
CPAP and Other Treatments
83
Bibliography
91
Index
93

Lifestyle Measures to Treat Sleep Apnea
49

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