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New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

The Inspire implant is a new treatment available for patients with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea, who are unable to tolerate treatment with CPAP.  The Inspire implant is a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure.  At bedtime, you activate a remote to turn the device on to open your airway while sleeping. The Inspire …

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Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is a common disorder, affecting 24% of men and 9% of women between the age of 30 and 60.  Snoring, gasping and daytime sleepiness are symptoms of OSA.  OSA is caused by repeated upper airway collapse and obstruction during sleep.  The complications associated with OSA are due to recurrent lowering of blood …

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Snoring May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Snoring is generally considered to be a nuisance problem for the sleep partners of the 40% of adults who snore.  Sleep is disrupted and relationships are strained.  More importantly, recent evidence suggests that snoring may be associated with cardiovascular health risks, even in the absence of obstructive sleep apnea. There are indications that the vibrations …

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