How to Cure Sleep Apnea

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are trying to find out how to cure it for good?

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Trazodone for Sleep

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Trazodone is the most commonly prescribed medication for sleep despite not having an FDA indication for sleep. Trazodone is generic and very inexpensive so there is little incentive for pharmaceutical companies to do the drug trials necessary to get trazodone approved for sleep.

trazodone molecular structure

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How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
Currently, the only way to definitively know if you have sleep apnea is to have a formal sleep study. These can now either be done the traditional way, a nighttime study in the sleep lab, or via a home sleep apnea test. Other tests ...

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Can You Die From Sleep Apnea?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

A large retrospective analysis conducted by The Mayo Clinic confirmed that people with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study that the following sleep study parameters were linked with an increased risk of SCD:

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The Story of the Cloth CPAP Mask - An Interview with Circadiance's David Groll

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David Groll is the Founder and CEO of Circadiance. He is a veteran of the medical device industry, having previously founded Vincent Medical and served as an executive for Philips Respironics where he was involved in CPAP mask development.  

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An Interview with Somnetic's Pat Mayer

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
We recognized that CPAP also needed to be as easy to use once you arrived at your destination, so from the beginning accessories were offered that gave users the freedom to sleep anywhere. 

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Sleep Apnea, CPAP, and Healthshare Ministries

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

Are you a member of one of the following healthshare ministries?

  • Christian Healthshare Ministries
  • Altrua
  • Liberty 
  • Samaritan 
  • Aliera
  • Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share
  • Solidarity Healthshare

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I Need a Fast Sleep Study. How Can I Get a Sleep Apnea Test More Quickly?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

 

In many areas of the country and in several healthcare systems, sleep medicine is an underserved specialty meaning that there are not enough sleep labs and sleep doctors to care for the population. This problem is more acute in several urban and rural districts as well as the Veterans Health Affairs (VA) and Indian Health Services (IHS) systems. I’ve heard from many patients who’s local sleep center told them that they could not get in for a study for at least two months. This problem is typically even worse for pediatric sleep studies as the sleep center staff needs special training and expertise to conduct them; therefore, not every sleep center offers this service. It's not uncommon to have to wait three months or more to see a pediatric sleep specialist or have a pediatric sleep study.

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Need a Sleep Study for Insurance? Here's What You Need to Know.

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
 We commonly see, "I need a sleep study for insurance," on the home sleep apnea test order forms that we receive. What is behind this seemingly unusual request from your life insurance company?

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How Do I Get A New CPAP Machine?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

Common Reasons To Get A New CPAP Machine

There are several typical scenarios where CPAP users often consult with me to get a new CPAP machine:

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