Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Sleep Well, Feel Better


Ralph Pascualy

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Snoring is the most common sign of sleep apnea, a potentially fatal sleep disorder that affects approximately twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Untreated sleep apnea is associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and premature death. It is a common cause of driving accidents and job impairment, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea is for people who have or suspect that they have sleep apnea. It is also written for their bed partners, families, and friends, and for health care professionals involved in sleep apnea management. This extensively revised and expanded fourth edition covers causes, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical techniques as well as the pros and cons of specific therapies.

Readers will learn:

  • When snoring is a sign of sleep apnea
  • Why snoring and sleep apnea are dangerous to your health
  • Who should see a sleep specialist
  • Where to find an accredited sleep disorder center
  • The latest treatments and how to feel better fast

NEW and expanded topics in this edition include:

  • A new chapter on women and sleep apnea
  • Managing children and adolescents with sleep apnea
  • Advances in CPAP and other key treatments
  • The latest statistics on the impact of sleep apnea on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better will educate readers and help them receive appropriate diagnostic tests and the most effective treatment so they can live full and healthy lives."

Product Details

  • Publication Date January 02, 2008
  • Page Count 208
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603262

About The Author(s)

Dr. Ralph Pascualy MD

Ralph Pascualy, MD, is a nationally recognized sleep specialist who has pioneered clinical care programs for patients with sleep disorders since 1984. He is the Director of Sleep Medicine Associates, a leading Northwest sleep medicine service.

Table of Contents

"Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea Harms Health and Home Life
Normal Sleep, Snoring, and the Development of Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Problems and Pitfalls of Identifying Sleep Apnea
The Sleep Center: Testing for Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Obesity and Sleep Apnea
Infant Death Syndrome and Sleep Apnea in Infants
Sleep Apnea in Older Children and Adolescents
Sleep Apnea and the Senior Citizen
Finding a Sleep Specialist
Choosing a CPAP and a Homecare Company
Follow-Up Care: Living with Sleep Apnea
Solving CPAP Problems
Medicine and Sleep Apnea"