Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder associated with several adverse health outcomes. Given the close association between OSA and obesity, lifestyle and dietary interventions are commonly recommended to patients, but the evidence for their impact on OSA has not been systematically examined.
Published evidence suggests that weight loss through lifestyle and dietary interventions results in improvements in obstructive sleep apnea parameters, but is insufficient to normalize them. The changes in obstructive sleep apnea parameters could, however, be clinically relevant in some patients by reducing obstructive sleep apnea severity. These promising preliminary results need confirmation through larger randomized studies including more intensive weight loss approaches.
New study finds an increase risk of Sudden Cardiac Death linked to OSA, follow the link below to read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2013-rst/7523.html Call the Sleep Center of Bucks County today to [ Read More ]
Very informative article in Sleep Review this month! Go to http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep_report/2012-06-06_01.asp for more information or read below!! Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which is associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events [ Read More ]
We have changed our FREE CPAP Management Clinic Hours! Beginning June 1, 2012 FREE help is available at the Sleep Center of Bucks County, 11 Friends Lane, Suite 104, Newtown, [ Read More ]
Patient guide and podcast on treating sleep apnea available on the AHRQ website The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has [ Read More ]
This summary is to help provide you with answers to some of the questions you may have about what happens next after your sleep study. The morning after your study [ Read More ]
Every Thursday from 9:00 am until 11:30 am patients can walk-in to the Sleep Center of Bucks County and receive help with their CPAP machine or mask for FREE. No appointment [ Read More ]
Hello, Please read below a very interesting article written by one of our staff sleep physicians, Dr. Ben Solomon. It will be published on June 24, 2011 in the Morrisville [ Read More ]
With the launch of the AASM’s new Sleep Education website for K-12 teachers, the AASM’s public education website has moved to www.yoursleep.aasmnet.org. Your Sleep contains accurate, reliable and patient friendly information [ Read More ]
This week the AASM launched Sleep Education, a new website for K-12 teachers at www.sleepeducation.com. The website contains free lesson plans, activities, assessment tools and presentations that teachers can download [ Read More ]