Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I am interested in alternatives to CPAP Machines. I am considering a sleep study only because my Pulmonologist thinks I should take one. I have no classic symptoms. Sometimes snore, am not tired upon awakening, no headaches, don't doze off during the day, even after meals, at movies, etc. So, I am not sure what to do regarding the study...thx, bob

I WOULD DEFINITELY TELL YOU TO HAVE THE SLEEP STUDY. MANY PATIENTS HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS BUT ARE SYMPTOM FREE. TRUST YOUR PULMONOLOGIST ON THIS ONE.
DR SHAPIRA

posted by Dr Shapira at 11:01 AM