7 Reasons Why I Don’t Like In-Lab Sleep Studies for Sleep Apnea

Robert was clearly anxious about spending a night in a sleep lab, since he never liked sleeping in hotel rooms. He always followed a specific bedtime routine, and was concerned that he would not be able to sleep at all in the sleep lab. Due to the very high likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, and […]

7 Most Common Patient Complaints About In-Lab Sleep Studies

I can’t tell you how many times patients complain to me about their in-lab sleep study experiences. The vast majority of feedback is about how terrible the night was. Once in a blue moon, I’ll have someone tell me it was the best night of sleep in years. More often than not, it’s usually because […]

Newborn Screening vs. Sleep Apnea Screening

I recently came across an article that touted the importance of newborn screenings, such as for PKU,  hypothyroidism, galactosemia, and sickle cell disease. The rationale for these tests is that if detected, simple treatments can prevent serious health problems, or even death. Just out of curiosity, I looked up the incidence of these four conditions […]