In this Ask Dr. Park Teleseminar, I answer the following questions:
– I’ve had my CPAP machine for 5 years. Should I undergo another sleep study to see if anything has changed?
– Does palatal expansion work for people over 60?
– What do you think about Provent therapy?
– Is it possible to have a dental device lose its’ effectiveness without any weight gain?
– What’s your vision in the multidisciplinary approach to OSA treatment and comorbididies?
– Will restorative breathing correct OSA cases previously recommended for surgery?
– Can sleeping on your side be OK for sleep apnea?
– A recent Chinese study reported OSA in 27% of 5 to 12 year olds. In view of the obesity epidemic here in the US, is the incidence here in the US at least as high, if not higher?
– Should a person’s stuffy nose be addressed before OSA therapy?
– Does CPAP create “dependence,” so that surgical options later on may not work as well due to a weakened diaphragm or other muscles for breathing?
– Your opinion on the new implants (Pillar and hypoglossal nerve stimulation)
– Does sleeping on a 45 degree incline help with obstructive sleep apnea?
– What can be done to reduce the number of “getups” each night?
– What percentage of OSA is due to tongue collapse (vs. soft palate)?
And much, much more.
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