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 ApneaWhy snoring and Sleep Apnea are dangerous to your healthWho should see a Sleep SpecialistWhere to find an accredited sleep disorder centreThe latest treatments and how to feel better fastNew and expanded topics in this edition include:A new chapter on women and Sleep ApneaManaging children and adolescents with Sleep ApneaAdvances in CPAP and other key treatmentshe latest statistics on the impact of Sleep Apnea on Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular DiseaseSnoring 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.
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.
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.