SleepApneaDisorder/ [Press Release ]/Los Angeles, California /Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, the national leader in home sleep care, is inviting the public to attend its obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) webinars. The webinars are broadcasted live on the first Monday of every month at 1pm PST. They webinars are hosted by Dr. Avi Ishaaya and cover a broad range of topics related to sleep apnea. Dr. Avi is a board-certified pulmonologist who specializes in treating sleep disorders. He is the one of nation’s foremost experts on sleep issues and has been featured in Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.
The webinars were originally designed for physicians in Aviisha’s MD Home Sleep Program (www.aviisha.com/mdhsp), but interest and demand have changed that. “The webinars are a great way for all people to learn about sleep apnea,” said Dr. Avi. “Sleep apnea carries serious consequences for sufferers as well as their partners. Its prevalence is rising dramatically yet only 10-20% of sufferers are diagnosed. We hope that opening these webinars to the public can help raise awareness.” Read the rest of this entry
A Medical Report from the Mayo Clinic says the risk for heart attack and stroke is much higher for anyone suffering from sleep apnea. It can also aggravate diabetes, cause cardiovascular problems, and contribute to memory problems. Doctors recommend using a C-PAP machine, a device that goes over your nose and provides air pressure while you breath at night.Sleep apnea may run in families. It’s also associated with obesity.
What is sleep apnea is a non-branded, non-commercial educational video created by the American Sleep Apnea Association to educate patients and public about sleep apnea.
The video describes the symptoms of the condition, how it is diagnosed and what are the treatment options.
Doctor Anderson with the Rocky Mountain Sleep Center says the most common sleep disorders are sleep apnea (most commonly known as airway obstruction,) insomnia and narcolepsy.
His discussion tonight focused on prevention and he says keeping weight gain to a minimum and practicing proper sleep hygiene will help. He adds that avoiding caffeine and maintaining an active lifestyle are beneficial.
“Number one, practice good sleep hygiene, regular sleep habits. If people have a problem getting to sleep, to not stay in bed later and get up at the same time and to start that early and practice good sleep hygiene. The second most important thing is to maintain an ideal weight,” says Dr. Anderson.