Category Archives for Video FAQ

caring for your cpap mask

Video FAQ – How Do I Take Care of My CPAP Mask?

To get the best possible results from your CPAP therapy, it is vital that you know how to properly care for you CPAP mask and its associated equipment.

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why use humidification with cpap

Video FAQ – Why Use Humidification with CPAP?

CPAP therapy has long been the gold standard for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. In this latest video in our series on sleep disorders, we discuss the importance of including humidification in your CPAP therapy for the best possible results.

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what is an oral appliance for sleep apnea

Video FAQ – What is An Oral Appliance?

In this installment of our video FAQ series on sleep disorders, we discuss oral appliances to stop snoring and to reduce obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliances are approximately 60% to 80% effective at reducing or eliminating snoring, and they are about 50% effective at reducing the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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what is provent therapy for osa

Video FAQ – What is Provent Therapy?

Provent is a relatively new treatment option for the treatment of severe chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Provent consists of two valves that are inserted into the nostrils and held in place by a non-allergic adhesive bandage.

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symptoms of sleep apnea

Video FAQ – What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

In video number seven of this series by Dr. Popper he outlines the most common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea as well as some more serious issues that have been associated with this condition. This series has been designed to address your questions about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

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what is a home sleep test for OSA

Video FAQ – What Is a Home Sleep Test?

In video number six of this series, Dr. Popper discusses home testing devices for obstructive sleep apnea and how they work. This video series is designed to answer your questions regarding sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

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how to find a sleep specialist

Video FAQ – How To Find a Sleep Specialist?

If you suspect that you are suffering from a sleep disorder, it's important that you consult with a board certified sleep disorders specialist at an accredited sleep center. There are three excellent websites available to help you with this search …

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how is sleep apnea treated

Video FAQ – How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?

There are a variety of treatments available for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Weight loss is always encouraged for those patients who are overweight. In this fourth FAQ video in our series, Dr. Popper discusses several available treatment options for patients suffering from OSA. This series is designed to address frequently asked questions regarding obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

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how is sleep apnea diagnosed

Video FAQ – How Is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

The first step in the diagnosis of sleep apnea is to obtain a thorough history and physical examination with concentration on sleep related symptoms, which can be performed by your primary care physician or a board-certified sleep medicine specialist.

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what causes sleep apnea

Video FAQ – What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Upper airway tissue obstruction can occur from a deviated nasal septum, which is the cartilage that runs up and down the middle of the nose, or from enlargement or hypertrophy of the turbinates, which are these ridges that occur within the nose. Some patients will have a droopy soft palate, which is the structure in the back of the throat.

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