The nation’s leading sleep medicine society has updated guidelines on testing for sleep apnea for the first time in 10 years. A co-author of the document outlines key changes in recommendations.
Patients with neuromuscular disease are at greater risk of sleep-disordered breathing and require evaluation and treatment in a multidisciplinary clinic.
Harneet Walia, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Sleep Disorders, explains what tests to order and the best options for treating OSA in hypertensive patients.
Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center expanded its home sleep testing volume sixfold over two years. This post details that and some of the center’s other recent data nuggets of note.
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an underdiagnosed condition, many, including physicians, are losing sleep over. Only 10 percent of people with OSA are diagnosed — an unsettling statistic, considering the adverse health effects.
Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute one of a select few institutions offering hypoglossal nerve stimulation outpatient procedure for patients who do not tolerate CPAP.
Obstructive sleep apnea affects 18 million Americans. Less than half find relief from current therapy options. Cleveland Clinic now offers Inspire® therapy, a new approach which effectively works with the patient’s natural physiology.
Fewer than half of patients with obstructive sleep apnea stick with CPAP for 3 years, exposing them to serious sequelae. A new airway-stimulating device, implanted on an outpatient basis, is a tolerable alternative to CPAP
Three-quarters of a sample of obese kids had at least one obesity-related comorbidity, and nearly half had two or more comorbidities. Check out these and other insights from the clinic’s early research initiatives.
A large retrospective analysis at Cleveland Clinic found that positive airway pressure therapy appears to produce beneficial effects on seizures in adults with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.