Tag: sleep medicine

Keeping Oral Appliances Clean

Physicians who focus in sleep medicine are more than familiar with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the various techniques used to treat it and, ideally, allow patients to sleep a little easier. Of course, there are positive airway pressure machines like continuous positive airway…

Home Sleep Testing in Children

An estimated 2-4% of children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that occurs when the airflow into the lungs is obstructed at the upper airway level, causing airflow to start and stop during sleep. Over time, untreated OSA can lead to serious…

Are You Sleep Savvy? Quiz 18

(The following scenario and associated questions are representative of the types of questions found on the new Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination.) Please refer to the simulated PAP download below to choose the BEST answer the questions. A 15-year-old male returns to…

Are You Sleep Savvy? Quiz 17

1. The RECOMMENDED sensor for detection of respiratory effort is: A. Nasal pressure transducer. B. Piezo crystal belts. C. Respiratory inductance plethysmography. D. Thermocouple. 2. The ability to remontage a recording at any time without permanently altering raw data is possible because of: A.…

Are You Sleep Savvy? Quiz 16

(The following scenario and associated questions are representative of the types of questions found on the new Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination.) Please refer to the PAP download below to choose the BEST answer the questions. PAP DOWNLOAD DATA USAGE · Usage…

Current State of Home Sleep Testing

Until recently, patients who had untreated sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), typically had to stay overnight in a sleep laboratory for testing known as polysomnography (PSG). Conventional laboratory-based sleep studies can pose challenges, however, including limited availability and high costs. In…

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