Posts From January, 2016

Sleep Improves after Sinus Surgery

Sleep dysfunction is common in patients with chronic sinusitis, whether or not they also have obstructive sleep apnea(OSA).  According to a recent medical report, sinus surgery confers substantial improvements in sleep quality(JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141:873-881). Patients with chronic sinusitis describe fatigue and poor sleep quality even if they have not been diagnosed with […]


CPAP Failures

Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is a common condition, affecting 5% to 7% of the population. Long-term untreated OSA is linked to cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, and stroke. For patients with moderate to severe OSA, treatment with positive airway pressure(PAP or CPAP) is usually recommended. Treatment with PAP can reduce morbitity and is the gold standard of treatment […]