Why Sleep Apnea Treatments Don’t Work for Some People [Podcast 58]

You’re excited that you were finally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. This could explain your years of chronic fatigue, weight gain and headaches. You start using your new CPAP machine at home with some degree of anticipation as well as a bit of trepidation. The first few days are a bit challenging but you decide to keep trying. After another 3 weeks of misery, you call your sleep doctor but she is not helpful. The equipment company send you a new mask, but that makes no difference. At this point you’re ready to give up. 

In this podcast epode, Kathy and I give 5 reasons why regardless of which sleep apnea treatment you start with, you should not give up.

What combination of sleep apnea therapy worked for you?

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Show Notes

Threshold Concept blog post

Heal Your Headache interview with Dr. David Buchholz

CPAP troubleshooting steps podcast

Totally CPAP book

Nasal surgery and CPAP study

Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

CPAP vs. APAP, Bilevel

Glyphosate in our food supply podcast

Slow Death By Rubber Duck book

Pinterest board on natural cleaning products

Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Joseph Mercola

The Autoimmune Fix book by Dr. O’Bryan

Interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak on Vitamin D


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4 thoughts on “Why Sleep Apnea Treatments Don’t Work for Some People [Podcast 58]

  1. It would be nice for those of us who do not have thirty minutes to listen to the podcast that a transcript of the podcast could be printed. Reading is much more efficient.

  2. Excellent podcast, thank you, I have severe obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed in 2008, I have tried cpap, bipap, had a dental appliance made, have had 3 surgeries including full nose, throat, tongue soft pallet reduction, hyoid bone removal and nothing has worked, I found your podcast motivational and I am going to re-commit to cpap and try it again, I will also look at my diet and vitamin intake.

  3. I received a sleep apnea home testing machine and used it for one night. I was totally unable to get to sleep that night. Yet I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I am suspect that this diagnosis is off base. Please advise. Thanks!