For those who are not successful with these treatments, an underlying condition may be responsible. This condition is known as obstructive sleep apnea. The good news is that for those who are diagnosed with OSA, the condition can be easily addressed and treated.
I had four improvised explosive devices blow up on vehicles I was in while in Iraq in 2006-2007. I came home with mild TBI and sleep apnea. I urge all veterans with TBI to get checked for sleep apnea, before I brought this to the VA’s attention they had told me the sleep apnea had nothing to do with my TBI.
Symptoms and treatments for insomnia, sleep apnea and sleep disorders
Polysomnography is a non invasive, pain-free procedure that can confirm a diagnosis of a significant sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. It is also used to look for certain behaviors during sleep that may contribute to a sleep disorder, or to correctly position a sleep breathing device called CPAP. During an overnight sleep study (more than one night may be necessary), sensors placed all over your body measure your airflow, oxygen levels, brainwave patterns, your heart’s activity, and movement of your eyes, limbs and muscles.
Sleep Disturbances and TBI - From Sleep Apnea to Insomnia
Obstructive sleep apnea poses a threat to your life and has been clinically identified to produce morbid consequences to your body such as obesity, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, depression, dementia and unexplained sudden death. Science has dramatically proven that life ceases to exist within four days without water and two weeks without sleep. Some of the most devastating human and environmental health disasters can be partially attributed to the consequences of sleep loss and sleep-related disorders. They include the tragedy at the Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India; the nuclear reactor meltdowns at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl; the grounding of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker; and an error in judgment contributing to the space shuttle Challenger explosion.
ARL : Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea and Other Causes of Insomnia
Throughout this site internationally renowned sleep apnea specialist Kasey K. Li, DDS, MD, FACS offers professional guidance for improved health with descriptions of warning signs, causes and health risks of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Dr. Li also provides valuable information on how sleep apnea disorders are evaluated and diagnosed, including the latest surgical treatment options
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Welcome to the Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas Web site. Our Institute provides comprehensive services for diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders in adults and children. Although we specialize in early detection and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, we treat all other sleep disorders (Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia and Narcolepsy to name a few).
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The Sleep Medicine Center was the first fully accredited facility of its type serving Northwest Montana, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our Board certified staff of physician and technicians have performed over 10,000 sleep studies since 1995 with accumulated experience in treating all types of sleep apnea, including obstructive, central and complex sleep-related breathing disorders. The facility performs studies on both adult and pediatric patients. A detailed history and physical is performed on the first visit to ensure proper studies are performed, as well as providing education to ensure that your experience is of the highest quality. All patients are seen after studies by the physician to review the results in detail and to ensure efficacy of therapy.