• Cycles of Sleep

    SLEEP ARCHITECTURE This describes the stages and cycles of sleep. There are two main categories of sleep: 1. Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) 2. Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Non Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) Transitional Phase - Between wakefulness and sleep. This lasts for one to seven minutes

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  • Diagnosis

    SLEEP DIAGNOSTIC CENTER Most hospitals have sleep diagnostic centers which are being run by sleep technicians working with physicians. Sleep centers have sophisticated equipment in an adjoining room where an intercom and video camera allow communication between the technician and the patient. The

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  • Treatments

    COMMON METHODS OF OSA TREATMENT 1.Oral Appliance Therapy 2. Continuous Positive Air pressure (CPAP) 3. Surgical Removal of Excess Palatal Tissue (UPPP) or the Laser Assisted Removal of the Uvula (LAUP) Clearly, the largest number of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea are in the

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  • What is Sleep Apnea?

    SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA In September 1995 the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) endorsed oral appliance therapy as the third currently acceptable treatment modality for snoring and sleep apnea. The two most common solutions include continuous positive air pressure or the removal of either the

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