Is it Necessary to Test for or Treat Sleep Apnea without Symptoms?

Is it Necessary to Test for or Treat Sleep Apnea without Symptoms?

Is it Necessary to Test for or Treat Sleep Apnea without other Symptoms? The US Preventive Services Task Force states it is not clear whether people without symptoms should be evaluated or treated for obstructive sleep apnea. I agree. We should not go out and test everyone for sleep apnea. We probably should not treat…

Sleep Apnea Hurts Hearts

Sleep Apnea Hurts Hearts According to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project (full disclosure: I am the Chair of the Public Communication Workgroup, but this blog is my personal work and is not written in an official capacity), sleep apnea hurts hearts. H = heart attacks E= elevated blood pressure A = atrial fibrillation (A-fib)…

Happy Patients and Unhappy Patients

Happy Patients and Unhappy Patients Every good doctor has happy patients and unhappy patients. There are many physician review websites, and patients use these often. They check out physicians on these website before they see them. They write reviews on these websites. However, the highest rated doctors may not provide the best care. Doing the…

When and how much should we sleep?

When and how much should we sleep? Most adults generally need 7-9 hours a day in bed (or the chair or wherever it is that they sleep), and will sleep 6-8 hours of this time. If they get less time in bed or less sleep, their performance is impaired and they may feel tired and…

Evidence Based Policy is the Best Policy

Evidence Based Policy is the Best Policy – Evidence Based Knowledge is called Science Yesterday, we were at the March for Science at the Capitol in Lansing, MI. Science is fundamental to our civilization. The internet and the computer (desktop or mobile) you use to read this is a result of science. Scientific agriculture gives…

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