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Sleep Apnea

5 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Sleep Apnea Surgery

There is a reported increase in adults seeking surgery to cure sleep apnea. The most common surgery used for this is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).The surgery removes tissue in the throat to expand the airway, reducing the risk of airway collapse. Typically, the surgery removes all or part of the tonsils, adenoids, and [...]

Explaining Why CPAP Doesn’t Treat Metabolic Effects of Sleep Apnea

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is considered the frontline, gold standard treatment for sleep apnea. In fact, for many doctors, it’s the only treatment. However, some doctors are noting that CPAP fails to treat some of the serious consequences of sleep apnea, leaving patients with ongoing health problems. Doctors are now [...]

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