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Since snoring can damage the nasal mechanism does snoring warrant CPAP intervention?

I am not asking if snoring can lead to damage because that seems to be already known. What I'm asking is whether or not snoring should be treated as a disease in and of itself and if it warrants ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

"When you are a hammer", the proverb goes, "everything looks like a nail". To my knowledge current apnea testing involves a multitude of sensors that record the position of various parts of the body ...
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Has a correlation between sleep apnea and grinding of teeth been identified or ruled out?

Disclaimer: I have no formal education in any medical field. Jaw position has been demonstrated to be a modulating factor in sleep apnea. Has any investigation been conducted to consider the possible ...
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Sleep apnea: Which is more reliable, a home sleep study or a lab sleep study?

After some research, I'm aware of two different types of sleep studies that are available to detect sleep apnea and determine its severity: In-home study Lab study Which type of study gathers more ...
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Will an office chair that promotes better posture help with sleep apnea?

I'm a software engineer who has pretty bad posture while sitting at my desk all day. I was wondering if getting a more ergonomic chair that promotes better posture will help with my sleep apnea at ...
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Australia: Pulse oximeter for overnight sleep study

I'm looking for a pulse oximeter that can record data overnight and display the results on a Mac laptop or Android app. This video describes what I'm after: Oximiter for Blood oxygen testing: Sleep ...
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How to make myself sleep on my side?

Following a sleep study, I've been diagnosed with mild, positional obstructive sleep apnea. One of the clinic's recommendations is: The patient should avoid sleeping supine given non-supine AHI is ...
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Why do I wake up so many times in the middle of the night

I am 31 years old and for many years I wake up between 5-8 times at night and I have to switch from one side to another. I don't have any issue of falling back to sleep. For me it feels that I am ...
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CPAP refresh purchase

My CPAP is hitting the 5 year mark, so it is time to buy a new one, before the current one fails. That being said, I am considering purchasing the same Resmed S9 model because having two of the same ...
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How can I stop mouth breathing while I sleep?

I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and am currently treating it with an apap. When I was fitted for the apap (and associated masks), the provider told me that if I start drooling I should call them ...
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How to reduce apnea/hypoapnea events?

When using a machine (such as CPAP, APAP, BiPAP) to help control sleep apnea, is there anything that can be done to help lower your AHI (apnea-hypoapnea index; the number of sleep apnea events per ...