BLACKSTONE BLOG

  • Sleep: How Much Do You Really Need?

    We all know that a healthy human being needs a certain amount of food and water  each day to remain healthy. We also know that to stay healthy, we need a certain amount sleep each night. But, how much sleep does a person need? The answer may surprise you. One would think by now, here […]...

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  • Sleep Review: Can We Assure Adherence in Patients Titrated by Autoadjusting CPAP at Home?

    The use of a CPAP machine is still considered the gold standard when it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea. The problem? The average sleep apnea patient is either completely adverse to its use, declining it altogether, or does not use it optimally. This is made more difficult by the fact that tit...

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  • Asleep at the Wheel

    Do you doze off while driving? If so, you are not alone. You may be surprised to learn that thousands of drivers will nod off while driving each and every day. For some of those who fall asleep while driving, tragedy will happen. This can result in injury or death to the driver, passengers, or [&hel...

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  • Everybody Snores, Don’t They?

    Millions of people snore each night. This condition is not only a problem for the one snoring, but can also be a problem for the spouse or others in the house. No one gets a peaceful night’s rest when someone is sawing logs, as they used to say. Another condition, and this one can be […...

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  • Sleep Studies: What are They and Why Might You Need One?

    Most people are aware when they have obstructive sleep apnea. You may find yourself waking in the night, or may feel unusually tired during the day. You might have even been told by your partner that you often cease breathing momentarily in the night, or appear to struggle for breath. However, whils...

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  • OSA: When Should You Be Worried about Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common condition, affecting millions across the US. For many people, it’s a relatively minor issue; and can often be resolved simply by losing weight, or making certain lifestyle choices. However, for others, it can be a serious problem; and can have a significant...

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  • Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What are Your Options?

    The severity of obstructive sleep apnea varies from patient to patient. Of the 12 million sufferers in the US, many will only experience mild problems, which may not require any treatment at all. However, for those who find that OSA has a negative impact on the quality of their lives, seeking medica...

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA): What are the Symptoms?

    OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, occurs as a result of partial or total blockage in the upper airway during sleep. It’s an episodic condition, which means that it can occur several times during the night. During an episode, the chest muscles and diaphragm have to work harder to get air into the lu...

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