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The sleep doctors at Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas want everyone to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. This sleep disorder blog is dedicated to providing helpful clinical insights and practical pointers on overcoming snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia and other sleep disorders. Please check back from time to time to learn the latest trends and newest discoveries.

The Conspiracy of the Metabolic Syndrome and Sleep Apnea

Aug 4, 2016 | 0 comments

The Conspiracy of the Metabolic Syndrome and Sleep Apnea

Metabolic Syndrome consists of four important elevations which accelerate the development of heart disease: Elevation of weight Elevation of blood sugar Elevation of blood fats Elevation of blood pressure Sleep apnea often comes along with metabolic syndrome. Studies now show sleep apnea may further accelerate the development of heart disease. Scientists are now focusing on the unique properties of the fat which surrounds the internal organs, called the visceral adipose organ. It seems the bigger this organ gets, the more troubles with the...

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Adverse Effects/ Untoward Side Effects of Nasal Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy

Jul 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Adverse Effects/ Untoward Side Effects of Nasal Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy

    References 1. HoffsteinV, Viner S, Mateika S, et al. Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with nasal continuous positive airway pressure: patient compliance, perception of benefits, and side effects. Am Rev Respir Dis 1992;145:841-5. 2. Pepin JL, Leger P, Veale D, et al. Side effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure in sleep apnea syndrome: study of 193 patients in two French sleep centers. Chest 1995; 107: 375-81. 3. Kribbs NB, Pack AI, Kline LR et al. Objective measurement of patterns of nasal CPAP use by patients...

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Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit

May 2, 2013 | 0 comments

Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit

In the spring of 2010, a new patient came to see me to find out if he had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. He had all the classic symptoms: procrastination, forgetfulness, a propensity to lose things and, of course, the inability to pay attention consistently. But one thing was unusual. His symptoms had started only two years earlier, when he was 31. Though I treat a lot of adults for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, the presentation of this case was a violation of an important diagnostic criterion: symptoms must date back...

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Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas in Dallas Receives Program Accreditation

Jun 4, 2012 | 0 comments

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather R Nunez, RPSGT, RST E-Mail: hnunez@sleepmed.com Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas in Dallas Receives Program Accreditation   Dallas, TX – Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas in Dallas recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).   “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nancy Collop,...

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