Commitment and Consistency: Sleep Apnea In The Medical Community

With all the studies linking untreated obstructive sleep apnea with heart disease, car accidents, high blood pressure, depression, stroke, and various other common medical conditions, it’s surprising to me that not more doctors are looking for or screening for a condition that exists in 24% of all men and 9% of all women. We screen […]

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During lunch the other day in my hospital’s cafeteria, I mentioned to my colleagues that in my recent poll of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the vast majority seemed to have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome: Severe parental snoring, cold hands or feet, never being able to sleep on their backs, […]