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Ruby Chin Strap – Adjustable, Extra Large TMS-09ADJ-XL

April 23rd, 2013

Ruby Chin Strap – Adjustable, Extra Large TMS-09ADJ-XL

  • Sleep Restfully Ships Carefusion Chin Straps unlike others here
  • Hypo-Allergenic Breath-O-Prene
  • Wide Band Design for Comfort
  • Adjustable in Size

The Puresom Ruby Adjustable Chinstrap securely closes the mouth during CPAP therapy with Velcro straps that are connected on top of the head and behind the neck Made of soft Breath-O-Prene™ material for comfort during sleep Features a Silvertech anti-bacterial lining Ruby red in color Available in two sizes: Standard Extra Large

List Price: $ 20.95

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Is it possible that I might have inherited sleep apnea from my father?

April 20th, 2013

He was a smoker for a very very long time before I was born, and he had a terrible snoring problem. soo could it be inherited. I’ve only had sleep apnea twice my whole life and it started this year, I’m not overweight. And I’m 16

Possible. Only a sleep study can truly tell if you have sleep apnea. There are two types; Obstructive and central. Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects over weight patients but other things can still cause it. Central Sleep Apnea is caused when the body does not get the breath command from the brain (sleeping on your stomach won’t help this type). You should talk to your family doctor about this problem, because he or she can explain more about this. Other than that you shouldn’t worry.

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Contour CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow

April 20th, 2013

Contour CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow

  • 4-position lumbar support, folds flat for easy storage in purse, briefcase or glovebox
  • Patented hollow areas alleviate mask pressure, improve comfort and help prevent mask leaks
  • Dual cutout design accommodates the mask, allowing comfortable left or right side sleeping without compromising CPAP compliance
  • Contoured shape supports your head and neck and aligns your spine the way nature intended
  • High quality medical grade foam is cushiony, yet holds its shape to prevent edge collapse, maintaining the hollowed-out mask area

The CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow is designed to provide support and comfort while reducing mask pressure, leaks and discomfort. It improves comfort and CPAP use with all styles and brands of masks.

List Price: $ 59.99

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Larry Fitzgerald Joins Other NFL Greats And Pro Player Health Alliance In The Quest To “Tackle Sleep Apnea”

April 17th, 2013

Larry Fitzgerald Joins Other NFL Greats And Pro Player Health Alliance In The Quest To “Tackle Sleep Apnea”











Larry Fitzgerlad, WR for Arizona Cardinals

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

While the cost of healthcare is soaring, millions of Americans are snoring their way into a serious disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, “Insufficient sleep is now a public health epidemic with 50-70 million US adults suffering with a sleep or wakefulness disorder.” Medical and dental providers are diligently striving to “Wake America Up” to obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment that is available.

David Gergen, President and Founder of The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is heavily involved with legendary NFL Greats and spreading sleep apnea awareness throughout communities by taking these players to the general public on the national campaign titled “Tackling Sleep Apnea.”

The “Tackle Sleep Apnea” event held on April 18 in Phoenix, Arizona will include the likes of Arizona Cardinals superstar receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Roy Green. With Larry having close loved ones that are suffering from sleep apnea, he wants to help spread the word on the deadly disease and help the community to understand what it can do and how to get treated. Larry is hoping to find an outpouring of support from the public at the event with many people wanting to meet the players and eventually seek treatment for themselves and/or a loved one.

Come Larry Fitzgerlad and former NFL greats speak about sleep apnea at the upcoming free Pro Player Health Alliance special event. Make sure to register for this event ASAP as spots are limited. Come meet NFL players and learn about how sleep apnea is affecting you!

Event Details

Sheraton Crescent Hotel

2620 West Dunlap Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Thursday, April 18, 2013

From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (MST)

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Players Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

For more on the PPHA, visit: http://www.proplayerhealthalliance.com

About David Gergen

David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.











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How will the bipap machine help me?

April 15th, 2013

Im overweight and i have sleep apnea ive been breathing through my mouth my whole life and when i talk it sounds like my nose is permmanently clogged i really want to breathe through my nose eventually? Does any one have any help?

There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central, and what they call mixed. No matter which type, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. There are different causes but one major one is airway blockage.
Sleep apnea can cause a myriad of other problems such as high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and even headaches.

I was diagnosed a little over a year ago, and started a CPAP machine which has been really helpful. You should check out this site. They have a really helpful resource section, too.

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@Jecsa luxury! Hehe. Ever since I got a device for my sleep apnea my sleep is so much better. When I get it. If I get it. Hehe

April 14th, 2013

@Jecsa luxury! Hehe. Ever since I got a device for my sleep apnea my sleep is so much better. When I get it. If I get it. Hehe – by skwirl42 (Random Individual)

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April 11th, 2013


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Know anything about sleep apnea in a child?

April 10th, 2013

My 3 year old has sleep apnea. I just realized this (along with snoring) and have him an appointment for an ear, nose and throat doctor. I’m wondering if there is anything I should know, or anything that will help the situation until our appointment. I didn’t realize that children get this…any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

Yes children have sleep apnea. There are two types. The first is the most common. It is obstructive. Generally removing the tonsils and or adenoids solves the problem. I have seen obese children with OSA that use cpap but this is rare. The second type is central sleep apnea. It is when the brain does not tell the body to breathe. This is treated with bipap.

google sleep apnea in children and look at www.sleepnet.com

Best wishes

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ResMed Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask Frame System (Large)

April 8th, 2013

ResMed Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask Frame System (Large)

  • Mirage Quattro mask frame system only. Does not include headgear.
  • Resmed Part # 61263

Special note:
Headgear included for this mask as a pro,optional gift

Thank you

List Price: $ 54.99

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Can you have a sleep study if you cant sleep on your back?

April 4th, 2013

I absolutely can not sleep on my back. I have a Chiari malformation so when i lay on my back for to long my face goes numb and i get a headache and nausea. I have been having some periods of sleep apnea and want to have a sleep study done but when my husband did his they would not let him get off of his back. He said it was terrible! Anyone have any experience with this?

yes the sleep lab should be able to test you no matter what position you sleep in. In fact the sleep studies i get back from the lab I refer to have a notation in the report as to what percentage of time the patient spent in various positions. With an underlying neurologic condition it is important that you find out if your sleep disturbance is obstructive or central/neurologic. Talk to the sleep lab technicians before you come in for your study to make sure.

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