Sep 24, 2013 — Surgery sounds like a quick cure for sleep apnea, but a review of the evidence by doctors found the operations can be risky and disappointing for many people. Masks and pumps that keep airways open at night are effective. And the equipment is more comfortable than it used to be.
Jan 16, 2012 — Sleep apnea is a condition that can raise the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart disease. Testing for the condition is a lucrative business, and sleep labs have sprung up across the country. But as spending skyrockets, insurers are rethinking how they pay for testing to curb costs.
Aug 15, 2011 — When patients stopped using a continuous positive airway pressure machine to treat sleep apnea for one night or more, not only were they sleepy the next day, but a flood of related health problems returned, a study found.
Jul 12, 2011 — Sleep medicine specialists say surgery to treat obstructive apnea isn't the best first choice. Start with a breathing device called a continuous positive airway pressure mask, they recommend.