Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for August 7

Posted on 7 Aug 2011 - 8:39 AM by Dr. Brian Wind

In this week’s show, the Sleep Doctors will be talking specifically about Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), it’s treatment of choice CPAP, and issues and solutions encountered in starting CPAP.  It’s everything you need to know about OSA for you or a loved one.  Tune in!

Weekly Poll Question

Do you or does someone you know snore?  Go to our Weekly Poll page to answer our poll question this week.

Sleep in the News

Before we discuss Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), we’ll start with defining Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Do you want to know what OSA is what health consequences are associated with it?  We will discuss this in detail this week on the show for you.  WebMD put together a pretty good article that you can read at the following link:

Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP is the treatment of choice for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  In fact, no other treatment for OSA has the supporting research for receiving a successful outcome than CPAP.  We’ll discuss CPAP and more about why it is the treatment of choice for CPAP in the show.  Medscape recently published an article that explains what CPAP is and the many benefits received when treating OSA with CPAP that you can read at the following link:

Overview of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

After we define OSA and CPAP, we’re going to discuss the problems that people may initially experience with CPAP including trouble exhaling, nasal dryness, mask discomfort, snoring through the mask and others.  But don’t worry, we’re also going to talk about ways to get through these issues.  The key is that you need to see a board certified sleep doctor who know what he’s doing.  Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic that we will discuss about common problems and solutions:
CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problems

Call in with to share your experiences with these issues.  We want to hear from you!

Caller Questions

Call in with your questions at any time during the show at 615-737-9986.  You can also call us 24/7 at 1-866-SLEEP20.  Of course, you send us email.

We’re waiting on your call!  The Sleep Doctors have the answer to your sleep questions!