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I saw a device on the Internet against snoring. Is it effective?

March 7, 2016

A reliability problem The internet is full of websites selling different products to counter snoring. The main attractions these websites put forward are that devices are inexpensive and there is n...

How do I convince my snoring husband to consult?

March 7, 2016

This situation is very common. A lot of patients with  snoring problems consult because a relative has made an appointment for them. Of course, you cannot force your spouse to seek treatment, but you ...

How are snoring or apnea treating devices made?

March 7, 2016

The device for snoring is called mandibular advancement device (MAD). Its conception is a painless process and requires no anesthesia. The first step in making such a device, either to counter snoring...

Does 5 mm jaw advancement have an impact on facial physiognomy?

March 7, 2016

The effect on  appearance depends on the type of surgery and its purpose. If the surgery only involves one of the two jaw bones, a 5 mm advancement will have a significant effect on facial physiognomy...

What to do in case of CPAP mask intolerance?

March 7, 2016

Sleep apnea treatment by continuous positive pressure, commonly known as CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) remains the most recognized treatment in the scientific literature. However, these resu...

Are there solutions to my snoring problem?

March 7, 2016

The answer to this question is yes! There are many solutions for a snoring problem and several of them are very effective. Recognizing the snoring problem is the first step towards solving it. The ...

Are surgery costs covered by the Quebec Medicare system, if not what is the price?

March 7, 2016

The answer to this question is divided in two parts. The first part that must be considered is whether your problem is snoring only or if snoring is combined with sleep apnea symptoms. While snorin...

Is it dangerous not to wear a CPAP for mild Sleep Apnea treatment?

March 7, 2016

This is indeed an excellent question. What are the health effects of an untreated mild sleep apnea? Consider the sleep apnea syndrome as being mild when the apnea - hypoapnea index (AHI) is between...
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Am I at risk for sleep apnea?

March 7, 2016

Sleep apnea can affect patients of all ages and even children. Risk factors for sleep apnea include the following: Obesity Excess weight is a contributing risk factor for sleep apnea. The fat is d...

Is there a link between caffeine consumption and sleep apnea?

March 7, 2016

My husband drank a lot of soda. Since he stopped drinking it, his sleep apnea has improved. Is there a link between these caffeinated drinks and sleep apnea? There are very few studies that have be...

Are chin straps an effective snoring treatment?

March 7, 2016

Most patients who shared their experiences regarding the chin bandages purchased them over the Internet. Unfortunately, mainstream media frequently report incomplete or incorrect scientific results. T...

What are the symptoms related to sleep apnea?

March 7, 2016

Many symptoms can be experienced by a person with sleep apnea. The most common are: Sore throat and dry mouth upon awakening Snoring Choking sensation at night...

What happens if I do not wear my CPAP for one night?

March 7, 2016

You may decide not to wear your CPAP for one night for the following reasons: a cold with nasal congestion, night spent away from home, power failure, etc. Some treatments, prescription glasses for...

What success rate does orthognathic surgery have in treating severe obstructive sleep apnea?

March 7, 2016

In sleep apnea, airway obstruction can occur at different levels. The space behind the base of the tongue (oropharynx) is frequently involved. However, the space behind the soft palate (velopharynx) a...

Can children have sleep apnea?

March 7, 2016

Sleep apnea can affect individuals of any age. Children are therefore unfortunately not spared from this condition. Here are the symptoms that you should look out for: ...

How much can snoring affect my relationship?

March 7, 2016

Snoring can affect both your spouse's sleep quality and your own. Loud snoring can compromise a couple's relationship and may sometimes require partners to sleep in separate rooms. This can affect a c...

What should I expect during a sleep study?

March 7, 2016

Two types of sleep study are possible. The first type of sleep study will take place in the comfort of your home. These are the most widespread studies because they have the advantage of placing the p...

Will I have to wear a CPAP all my life?

March 7, 2016

Answering this question is very difficult because it depends on each patient’s situation. Some people are naturally born with smaller airways. This body "architecture" is determined by genetics and...

Is palatal surgery effective against apnea?

March 7, 2016

Although patients with mild sleep apnea may see their condition improved after palatal surgery, it is not recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A scientific literature review has iden...

Is the new apnea treatment by electrical stimulation available in Canada?

March 7, 2016

We understand your interest in this new apnea treatment because it is a very promising one. This treatment by electrical stimulation is currently not approved by Health Canada. This treatment, markete...