COMMUNITY ROUND TABLE


Please choose from the topics below (or write us with your own questions) if you would like us to address these issues in our Provider Perspectives Newsletter or future meetings.  You may e-mail your questions to the network coordinator at drgroza@spokanesleepapneadentistry.com 

Please do not include any patient names or other private information as this is not a secure channel.  All questions will be published anonymously . 


 

Ø  Insomnia, stress management and relaxation techniques

Ø  Hypertension and its relationship to untreated sleep apnea

Ø  Cardiovascular disease prevention

Ø  Tips on increasing CPAP compliance

Ø  Legal issues that affect persons with sleep apnea (especially those related to the workplace)

Ø  Billing and insurance coverage: what is covered and what isn't

Ø  Other sleep disorders (periodic insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, etc.)

Ø  Oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea

Ø  Surgery for snoring and sleep apnea

Ø  Exercise for weight loss

Ø  Behavioral techniques for weight loss

Ø  Understanding a sleep study

Ø  Excessive daytime sleepiness

Ø  Jet lag and circadian disorders

Ø  Setting your biological clock

Ø  Behavioral treatment for sleep disorders/proper sleep hygiene

Ø  Sleep and the shift worker

Ø  Sleep studies: when is another one necessary?

Ø  How to cope with a cold, flu, and pneumonia while using CPAP

Ø  Humidification and CPAP

Ø  Care and cleaning of CPAP equipment

Ø  Diabetes and sleep apnea

Ø  The role of a sleep center or home care company in evaluating sleep disorders

Ø  What is normal sleep and how do I get it?

Ø  Combination and adjunctive treatments

Ø  What does it mean if you begin to feel sleepy again?

Ø  Pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders

Ø  Sleep apnea and anesthesia

Ø  CPAP titration and proper mask size

Ø  New equipment and other products for treating sleep apnea

Ø  Health consequences of untreated sleep apnea

Ø  Central sleep apnea: diagnosis and treatment

Ø  Why does untreated sleep apnea make me sleepy?

Ø  The role of CPAP in treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Ø  COPD and obstructive sleep apnea: the "Overlap Syndrome"

Ø  Sleep and driving

Ø  Snoring and sleep apnea

Ø  Sleep changes with age

Ø  Traveling with CPAP

Ø  Depressed mood and untreated sleep apnea

Ø  Diagnosis of sleep apnea: what information is gathered?

Ø  Home studies v. in-laboratory studies

Ø  Healthy sleep habits

Ø  Some "knows" about your nose

Ø  Allergies and nasal congestion

Ø  Sleep apnea and drugs (including alcohol)

Ø  Sleep and the Internet

Ø  Risk factors for sleep apnea

Ø  Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

Ø  Sleep apnea and Medicare

Ø  Dealing with a chronic illness

Ø  Healthy hearts

Ø  Melatonin and sleep

Ø  The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Ø  Diet and nutrition

Ø  CPAP tune-ups: Pressure and equipment checks

Ø  Exercise for a better night's sleep

Ø  A CPAP equipment fair (with masks, tubing, machines, and humidifiers)

Ø  Different types of oral appliances

Ø  The effects of smoking on sleep

Ø  Dealing with the emotional aspects of sleep apnea and treatment

Ø  Taking your CPAP or oral appliance to the hospital

Ø  Napping without the CPAP or oral appliance

Ø  Emergency medicine and the person with sleep apnea

Ø  Sleep deprivation and sleep needs by age

Ø  How sleep and your sleep disorder can be affected by winter darkness

Ø  Other uses of CPAP (hyperventilation, neurological disorders, etc.)