- Sleep apnea treatment improves bed partner's depression
A study from the journal Sleep and Breathing found that treating primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve your bed partner’s depression. OSA is known to influence mood and daytime sleepiness in patients, but this study confirms its impact on bed partners.
- Doctors combine CPAP treatment with oral appliance therapy
Doctors recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment. But 25 to 50 percent of patients do not use the treatment on a regular basis because they can’t tolerate the pressure produced by CPAP. To increase compliance and effectiveness of CPAP, some doctors are combining CPAP treatment with oral appliance therapy.
- Obstructive sleep apnea treatment improves body’s ability to fight acid reflux
A study in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment may reduce gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by decreasing strain where the esophagus and stomach meet.