- 1 Types of Sleep Apnea
- 2 Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- 3 Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
- 4 Working with Physicians, Insurance and DMEs
- 5 Treating Sleep Apnea
- 6 Selecting your CPAP Equipment
- 7 Relevant CPAPtalk Posts
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are two types of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea. CPAP is used in when a person has Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This page is devoted to general Sleep Apnea facts - syptoms, risk factors and getting diagnosed. For information on the two specific types visit Obstructive Sleep Apnea or the page Central Sleep Apnea by clicking on the word.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
See the CPAP Wiki page dedicated to these issues here.
Do I have Sleep Apnea? What are the symptoms and risk factors for Sleep Apnea?
Contents of Page o 1 Evaluating Your Sleep - Symptoms o 1.1 The Most Important Symptoms of Sleep Apnea o 1.2 Possible Risk Factors + 1.2.1 More Possible Indicators of Sleep Apnea o 1.3 Sleep Apnea Assessment Quizzes o 1.4 The Boiled Frog Analogy
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Who can Diagnose Sleep Apnea?
Sleep doctor, Ear/Nose/Throat doctor, pulmonologist, cardiologist, eye specialist, allergist, surgeon, dentist, other specialist
Who makes the best sleep Doctor?
A CPAPtalk thread discusses this issue here.
Visiting the Sleep Lab
For information on Sleep Study options and advice visit the page devoted to Sleep Studies.
(Click the term 'Sleep Studies' in the proceeding sentence.)
Working with Physicians, Insurance and DMEs
See the page devoted to working with Physicians, Insurace and DMEs here.
Contents of Page o 1 Physician Help o 1.1 Getting into a Sleep Specialist/Sleep Lab Quickly o 1.2 Suggested Specific CPAP Equipment Rx/Scripts o 1.3 Glossary for PSG (Sleep Study) Terms o 2 Insurance and DME Help o 2.1 Getting the data-capable xPAP machine you need + 2.1.1 WRITE, don't call
Treating Sleep Apnea
To learn more about Treating Sleep Apnea, visit the page devoted to CPAP newbies, found on the CPAP Wiki sidebar or here.
The ABCD's of Treating Sleep Apnea
by sleepguide submitted by ozji
Here's a simple way to remember what I wish I had known at the very beginning of my own Sleep Apnea treatment: my ABCD's of Sleep Apnea treatment. The hope is that you will not have to stumble over or run into as many obstacles as I did.
See the full article here.
Contents of Page o 1 A is for Attitude o 2 B is for Buying o 3 C is for Collaboration o 4 D is for Documentation
Selecting your CPAP Equipment
For information regarding specific xPAP equipment and choices see the page devoted to CPAP.
Relevant CPAPtalk Posts
Awareness for doctors and patients
What took you so long to seek diagnosis
More consequences, scroll down for the post from neversleeps
How long have you had sleep apnea
How SA affects life and health Scroll down for the post by countrygent
See the peer coaching articles at http://smart-sleep-apnea.blogspot.com on Sleep Study Tests, Introduction to Sleep Apnea, More Sleep-Related Web Sites, and CPAP Machine Choices.
Sleep Lab Posts
Comments from a SleepStrip engineer: http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14035&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15=Sleep Symptoms=