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Reversing Sleep Apnea
Proof That Sleep Apnea Can Be Reversed By Losing Weight

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
194 Pages, 69 Figures & 23 Tables
 

  CHAPTER 1

 SLEEP APNEA STATISTICS

  CHAPTER 2

 SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA

  CHAPTER 3

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section I
 The CPAP Therapy & The CPAP Machine

  CHAPTER 4

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section II
 ORAL APPLIANCES/MOUTHPIECES

  CHAPTER 5

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section III
 Use of Breathing Strips

  CHAPTER 6

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section IV
 Use of Nasal Sprays

  CHAPTER 7

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section V
 POSITIONAL THERAPY

  CHAPTER 8

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section VI
 NATURAL THERAPY: LifestyleChanges

  CHAPTER 9

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section VII
 SURGICAL PROCEDURES

  CHAPTER 10

 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section VIII
 WEIGHT LOSS REVERSES OBSTRUCTIVE
 SLEEP APNEA (SCIENTIFIC PROOF EXISTS)

  CHAPTER 11

 RECOMMENDATIONS ON
 How to Reverse Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

 

 

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CHAPTER 1 SLEEP APNEA STATISTICS

11

 Nearly 1 Billion People Worldwide Have Sleep Apnea

13

 Star Wars Actress “Carrie Fisher” Died from Sleep Apnea

13

 Supreme Court Justice “Antonin Scalia” Died in His Sleep

13

 Statistics Posted By ResMed

14

 Statistics Posted By Men’s Health

14

 The University of Wisconsin Statistical Survey

14

 Sleep Apnea Sufferers Caused Car Crashes

14

 Sleep Apnea Sufferers Developed Diabetes

14

 Pregnant Women Developed Gestational Diabetes

14

 A Lot of Women Also Have Sleep Apnea

15

 Archives of PHAC & Statistics Canada

15

 Statistical Survey From 9523 Canadians

15

 Scientific Study: Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer

16

 The University of California Statistical Survey

16

 Statistics Posted by ENT Medical Center

17

 5 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea

17

 Statistics From Randomized Research Studies

17

 Mortality Risk Doubled Among People with Sleep Apnea

18

 REFERENCES

19


 

 

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CHAPTER 2 SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA

21

 SNORING EXPLAINED

23

Causes of Snoring

23

How Snoring Occurs?

23

Treatment of Snoring

24

Difference Between Snoring & Sleep Apnea

24

 SLEEP APNEA EXPLAINED

25

Types of Sleep Apnea

27

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

28

Causes of Sleep Apnea

28

Risk Factors, Side Effects and Complications

30

Complications of Obesity

30

Sleep Apnea Versus COPD

31

Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)

33

Spot Check Oximeters

34

The Principle of Pulse Oximeter

35

Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI)

35

Apnea and Hypopnea Index (AHI)

35

Oximeters for Continuous Monitoring

36

Respironics Oximeter & Nonin Oximeter

36

How to Use ResMed ApneaLink™ Air Home Testing Device

38

How to Purchase A Pulse Oximeter from Resellers?

41

List of Resellers to Purchase A Pulse Oximeter?

43

 

 

 VISITING A SLEEP APNEA SPECIALIST

47

Physical Examination & Diagnosis

47

Polysomnogram Test for Sleep Apnea

48

Is Polysomnogram Test Necessary?

49

 REFERENCES

51


 

 

Page

CHAPTER 3  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-I

55

WHAT IS THE CPAP THERAPY?

57

TYPES OF CPAP MACHINES

59

WONDERFUL HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE CPAP THERAPY

60

ADAPING TO THE CPAP THERAPY: AN UPHILL BATTLE!

61

SIDE EFFECTS OF THE CPAP THERAPY

61

DISADVANTAGES OF THE CPAP THERAPY

62

CPAP MACHINES: ResMed, Respironics & Fisher & Paykel

63

CPAP MASKS: Full Face Masks & Nasal Pillows Masks

68

Important Tips On Nasal Pillows Masks

70

HOW TO USE THE CONNECTOR (Swivel Adapter)?

71

REASONS OF AIR LEAKS

72

CPAP AIR PRESSURE & RAMP PRESSURE

72

HOW TO USE THE RESMED CPAP MACHINES

73

   (Everything On How to Use The CPAP Machine & Mask)

 

Overnight CPAP Performance Report & SD Card

85

Drawbacks of the CPAP

85

ResMed's Myair Report

86

Drawback of the ResMed's Myair Report

86

How to Know If the CPAP Machine Is Working or Not?

86

How to Know If the CPAP Therapy Is Working or Not?

87

How to Know If Your Sleep Apnea Is Improved or Worsened?

87

AHI Versus OXYGEN DESATURATION INDEX

88

Important Notes About the CPAP Therapy

88

REFERENCES

89


 

 

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CHAPTER 4  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-II

93

Oral Appliances or Mouthpieces

95

Tongue Retaining Devices (TRDs)

96

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)

96

Difference Between TDRs & MADs

96

A LIST OF 41 ORAL APPLIANCES (FDA Cleared)

97

A LIST OF BEST ANTI-SNORING DIVICES

97

How to Know If This Treatment is Working or not?

98

How to Select An Appropriate Oral Appliance?

98

 REFERENCES

99


 

 

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CHAPTER 5  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-III

101

Nasal Strips to Improve Breathing

103

Breathe Right Strips

103

Sleep Right Strips

104

How to Know If This Treatment is Working or not?

105

 REFERENCES

107


 

 

Page

CHAPTER 6  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-IV

109

Nasal Sprays to Improve Breathing

111

Nasal Congestion & Sinus Infection

111

General Treatment with Nasal Sprays

111

Neti Pot

112

Flonase Nasal Spray

113

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children & Adolescents

113

Can Sleep Apnea in Children Be Treated

113

   By Using Nasal Sprays to Avoid Surgery?

 

Navage Nose Cleaner

114

MyPurMist Handheld Steam Inhaler

115

Other Nasal Sprays to Improve Breathing

116

How to Know If This Treatment Is Working or Not?

118

 REFERENCES

119


 

 

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CHAPTER 7  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-V

121

POSITIONAL THERAPY

123

Four Sleeping Positions Explained

123

Clinical Study-I

123

Tennis Ball Technique for Side Sleeping

123

Clinical Study-II

124

Pros & Cons of the Positional Therapy

124

Clinical Study-III and Clinical Study-IV

124

Side Sleeping Positions Illustrated

125

Side Sleeping Device-I

127

Side Sleeping Device-II

128

Raise the Head Side of Your Bed

129

How to Know If This Treatment Is Working or Not?

130

  REFERENCES

131


 

 

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CHAPTER 8  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-VI

133

NATURAL THERAPY: LIFESTYLE CHANGES

135

Quit Smoking

135

Quit Drinking Alcohol

136

Side-Sleeping

137

Lose Excess Body Weight

137

How to Know If This Treatment Is Working or Not?

137

FURTHER GUIDANCE

138

 REFERENCES

139


 

 

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CHAPTER 9  SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section-VII

141

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

141

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN

143

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children

143

Clinical Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

144

Tonsils, Adenoids, Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

145

UPPP (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)

146

The Pillar Procedure

147

IMDO™ for Small Lower Jaw Surgery

148

Hyoid Advancement Surgery

149

Tongue Advancement Surgery

149

Surgical Tracheostomy

150

Inspire Implant Therapy for Sleep Apnea

151

How to Know If Surgery Is Working or Not?

153

 REFERENCES

155


 

 

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 CHAPTER 10 SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT Section VIII
          WEIGHT LOSS REVERSES OBSTRUCTIVE
        SLEEP APNEA (SCIENTIFIC PROOF EXISTS)

157

 

WEIGHT LOSS REVERSES OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

159

IMPORTANT JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS DISCUSSED

159

Study Published by Dr. Gary Fisher, USA 

159

Study Published by Karolinska Instituite, Sweden

160

 

 

HOW DR. RK REVERSED HIS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA?

161

SLEEP APNEA & WEIGHT LOSS JOURNAL OF Dr. RK

162

   Using Weight-Loss Diet Level-I (2000 Calories)

 

SLEEP APNEA & WEIGHT LOSS JOURNAL OF Dr. RK

165

   Using Weight-Loss Diet Level-II (1000 Calories)

 

 

 

PULSE OXIMETRY TEST RESULTS FOR OSA OF Dr. RK

166

INTERPRETATION OF THE OSA RESULTS OF Dr. RK

167

AUTHOR’S UPDATE

168

 REFERENCES

169


 

 

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CHAPTER 11  RECOMMENDATIONS

171

Short List of Recommendations

173

Master the "Terminology" of the Sleep Apnea

174

Learn How to Purchase & Use An Oximeter Confidently

176

Learn How to Do the "Overnight Pulse Oximetry Test"

176

Learn How to Understand the Test Results Confidently

176

Learn How to Use the CPAP Machine Confidently

176

Learn How to Minimize Wide Fluctuations of SpO2 Level

177

Learn How to Calculate Your Excess Body Weight

178

Learn How to Lose Weight Until Your BMI Is Normal

179

Weight-Loss Tips to Reverse Obstructive Sleep Apnea

181

FURTHER GUIDANCE

182

 

 

 About The Author

183


 

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