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Overnights

I work overnights and sleep in the daytime..I have recently been diagnosed with SWSD (shift work sleep disorder) and am doing my best to cope through a more disciplined sleep schedule and meds. …Continue

Started by Cinnabunz Apr 5, 2010.

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Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Understanding Sinusitis — A General Q&A

Do you or someone you know suffer from sinus problems? You’re not alone. Around 40 million people in the U.S. are affected by sinusitis every year, and 33 million cases of chronic sinusitis are reported annually to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.What is…See More
Jun 18
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Family support increases CPAP therapy in patients, new study says

Attention families of people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): you can make a positive difference when it comes to your family member’s use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine to treat their OSA.According to…See More
Jun 9
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

New study says stress can worsen allergy symptoms

By David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. As a practicing otolaryngology surgeon for more than twenty years at New York’s finest teaching hospitals, I’ve seen firsthand the effect that the mind can have on the body.  That’s why I wasn’t surprised to read a recent study claiming that persistent stress can worsen allergy symptoms.The study, which was published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and…See More
May 14
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

New study links sleep apnea with higher risk of osteoporosis

By David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. Women and older Americans, take note. There’s new research showing that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly in women or older individuals.OSA is the most common form of sleep apnea and occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked, causing repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If it goes untreated, OSA can cause myriad health problems, including stroke, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and…See More
May 9
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Poor sleep doubles risk of heart failure hospitalizations

If you or someone you love has a heart failure condition, not sleeping well can double the likelihood of being hospitalized, according to new research by the European Society of Cardiology.In April, the European Society of Cardiology presented a study at EuroHeartCare 2014 showing that poor sleep doubles hospitalizations in heart failure patients. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of…See More
Apr 11
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Significant connection found between sleep apnea and diabetes

Written by David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.It’s no secret that sleep apnea can lead to a long list of medical conditions, and worsen existing ones. Medical experts are now adding diabetes to the list. According to a new study published in February on the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Care website, sleep apnea can worsen Type 2 diabetes in some patients.Sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening sleep…See More
Mar 14
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Can nasal surgery help CPAP therapy?

Written by David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.This month’s blog is for anyone who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is having trouble using—or refusing to use—a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine while sleeping.   CPAP machines help nighttime interrupted breathing by pumping a continuous flow of air into the nasal passages, keeping the airway open, and preventing or greatly reducing snoring and paused breathing. Still, many people are uncomfortable wearing the CPAP mask at…See More
Feb 14
Dr. David O. Volpi posted a blog post

Say Hello to the Neurostimulator—an Alternative to CPAP Machines

I’ve been a practicing ear, nose, and throat specialist for more than 20 years, and one thing I know for certain about my obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is—they have to do the treatments in order to get better.The problem is that some OSA patients who would benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines can’t or won’t use it because they find it uncomfortable, even though CPAPs have proven to be very effective in increasing oxygen flow and reducing apneic events that…See More
Jan 21

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