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Fresh awakening: Women, too, suffer sleep apnea

WEST WARWICK — During her worst spells of sleep apnea, Jenn Foisy was lucky to escape mishap. Many mornings she awoke exhausted, her mind cloudy, her body starved of true rest, and got behind the wheel.

"At the time, I was driving the length of [Route] 295 to work every day, and I would be falling asleep while driving down the road, actively clutching the wheel, saying 'I need to wake up. I need to wake up,'" recalled Foisy, a special-education teacher and mother who has run marathons.

Blasting the radio and rolling the window down didn't help. Deprived of the restorative power of proper sleep, her life was in danger. 

"I can remember being at the bottom of the hill by Route 6 in Johnston, and the next thing I knew I was at the Warwick Mall exit," Foisy said. "I have no idea where all those other exits went. You're definitely behind a hazy screen. Nothing is crisp and clear."

Characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during slumber, typically accompanied by loud snoring or gasping, "undiagnosed or untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, glaucoma, diabetes, cancer and cognitive and behavioral disorders," says the National Institutes of Health.

Sleep Apnea Machine - Bookshelf


What is Sleep Apnea?, Your guide to sleep apnea symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, CPAP machines and more!
30 pages
What is Sleep Apnea?, Your guide to sleep apnea symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, CPAP machines and more!

Akira Kurosawa –––––––– Getting to know your CPAP device As mentioned in the last chapter, CPAP therapy is one of the main treatments that has been proven effective for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. There are several components that are required for CPAP therapy: * The CPAP machine * CPAP mask * CPAP tubing * CPAP humidifier (optional) CPAP machine When I first heard I was going to require a CPAP machine, I didn't really know what to expect. I imagined ...

Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Surgical and Non-surgical Therapy
452 pages
Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Surgical and Non-surgical Therapy

4.1 AUTO-TITRATING PAP Those who utilize laboratory polysomnography will often initiate PAP therapy from their lab. This is done through a split night titration, where PAP therapy is administered half way through a polysomnography sleep test if the sleep technician believes the patient is positive for SDB. A median pressure is titrated and prescribed for a CPAP machine. Those who conduct multi -channel home sleep testing and provide all their services out of their office can do the ...

Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Sleep Well, Feel Better
432 pages
Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Sleep Well, Feel Better

Readers will learn: When snoring is a sign of sleep apnea; Why snoring and sleep apnea are dangerous to your health; Who should see a sleep specialist; Where to find an accredited sleep disorder center; The latest treatments and how to feel ...

Sleep Apnea, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment
736 pages
Sleep Apnea, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

It is clear that there are notable differences between auto-CPAP machines concerning the number of signals that are analyzed; furthermore, the integration of these variables into the algorithms of pressure change varies dramatically from one apparatus to another. For these reasons, the results of clinical studies obtained with one machine may differ substantially from those of other auto- CPAP machines. Therefore, in auto-CPAP therapy, in contrast to conventional fixed CPAP ...

Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy
472 pages
Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy

4.1 AUTO-TITRATING PAP Those who utilize laboratory polysomnography will often initiate PAP therapy from their lab. This is done through a split night titration, where PAP therapy is administered half way through a polysomnography sleep test if the sleep technician believes the patient is positive for SDB. A median pressure is titrated and prescribed for a CPAP machine. Those who conduct multi -channel home sleep testing and provide all their services out of their office can do the ...

Sleep Apnea Machine - News


Lifestyle choices may help treat obstructive sleep apnea
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine? ANSWER: People who have sleep apnea repeatedly stop and start breathing when they sleep. There are 

Perdue Woodworks' new nightstand holds sleep apnea gear
Perdue Woodworks' new nightstand holds sleep apnea gear RAPID CITY, S.D. — Sleep apnea patients will soon be able to conceal their therapy equipment at their bedsides in a new nightstand that Perdue Woodworks will introduce at the Jan. 26-30 Las Vegas Market. The nightstand, which was designed for Perdue 

CPAP machine could improve high blood pressure, sleep apnea
Sleep apnea and high blood pressure often go hand in hand, but a new study finds a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machine could improve both conditions. Researchers focused on apnea patients taking three or more medications to control 

Perdue Woodworks To Introduce Furniture For Sleep Apnea Patients At Las ...
Perdue Woodworks To Introduce Furniture For Sleep Apnea Patients At Las ... Perdue Woodworks' new line of cpap/bipap/v-pap furniture for sleep apnea sufferers is the solution to discreetly storing and organizing all the equipment, accessories and supplies that come with the machines and therapy, freeing up the night stand top.

Treating sleep apnea may help lower your golf handicap
The golfers with sleep apnea were treated for an average of six months with continual positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, a treatment that uses a machine worn by the patient during sleep to keep airways open. The control group started with an