Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience and a medical advice columnist for Newsmax Magazine. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Should I Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 10:13 AM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: I have severe sleep apnea and have been using a BIPAP machine for almost two months, but I still wake up about 18 times a night. Efforts to increase the pressure on my BIPAP machine have not gone well. I dread every night. I am not over weight and do not drink alcohol. Where do I go from here?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Arrange for a specialty consultation with a sleep apnea specialist. Sometimes the fitting of the device is the problem and some people actually do very well with custom nasal prongs instead of a mask.
 
Sometimes, the CPAP settings are not set properly, and if you are able to access a sleep lab, your treatment can be simplified overnight. This would save much suffering and help control other disorders that may indeed not be related to sleep apnea alone.
 

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