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Five Months on CPAP.

Where did the time go?

I still don’t have the mask fit problems sorted out, but I continue to experience unexpected improvements in my health – that is, they were unexpected until I began digging into the medical journal literature about the health problems linked to Sleep Apnea, and the many different healing effects of treatment for it (primarily with CPAP, although there are other positive airway pressure options, as well as dental appliances, and even surgical solutions). 179 more words

The Diary of an academic nomad: saudades

Today I came across a Portuguese word that prompted me to write this post.

The word is saudades. I understand that  this is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. 295 more words

General

We know you are interested in developing a strong presence in the exciting and profitable world of Dental Sleep Medicine. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. 724 more words

Advance! Dental Consulting

They Said It Couldn't Be Done!

Never say “never” in healthcare. The Sleep Medicine doctor should have known that, but when I saw him on May 7, he said, “It will never be zero,” pantomiming with his fingers the numeric placeholder. 659 more words

A roundup for CLEO 2018

Here I am on Friday afternoon after CLEO 2018 with a mini roundup.

It’s been a great week with some surprises that I especially enjoyed. 454 more words

General

Sleep Apnea Raises Your Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

In a five-year study of nearly 11,000 people, those with obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of sudden cardiac death. At greatest risk were those aged 60 and older with moderate to severe apnea (20 episodes an hour).

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Life Underwriting

Fell at the First Hurdle.

I was hoping that the new mask style I tried this week would be a success, but the manufacturer’s hype couldn’t get it over the hurdle. 500 more words