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Books about apnea and treatment?
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I was inspired by another member who said something like "I wish I could read a book about all this stuff."

Does anyone have recommendations about a book or books that goes into some detail about apnea and treatment with cpap? I have read whatever I can find on the internet, which is helpful, and when I look on amazon I see a list of books "about" apnea, but I wonder whether there is a particular book or author that is well-respected by those in the know, because I would like to read more in-depth about our "condition."
Kathi D.
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#2
Best two books I've read that discuss sleep apnea in language a patient can understand are:

Sleep Interrupted by Dr. Steven Y. Park
Sound Sleep, Sound Mind by Dr. Barry Krakow

Park's book is a detailed analysis of what goes wrong, why it goes wrong, and how PAP fixes things for OSA. It is not, however, a guide on how to fix CPAP-adjustment problems.

Krakow's book is technically a self-help book for insomniacs, and the first half of the book is pretty heavy on CBT-for Insomnia to try at home. However, undiagnosed OSA is a major cause of insomnia in Krakow's opinion, and the second half of the book gives some pretty good, detailed information about what OSA is, how PAP treats it, and the connections between insomnia and OSA.

Both are written with an interested and reasonably intelligent patient in mind. They're not afraid of using a bit of jargon here and there when appropriate, but they do know that patients don't read medical journals and the writing is patient oriented and informal. But neither author dumbs things down either, the way a lot of mass market stuff about OSA is dumbed down. Both authors give the reader a nice amount of specifics about OSA in language an interested patient should be able to follow.
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I would start with manufactures sites, particularly ResMed, they provide heaps of information and its free
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(06-07-2014, 04:08 PM)zonk Wrote: I would start with manufactures sites, particularly ResMed, they provide heaps of information and its free
Ever since Resmed reorganized the US-oriented web pages at http://www.resmed.com/us/en/consumer.html, I've found them very UNINFORMATIVE and hard to navigate. (But maybe it's just me.)

The Resmed pages for the rest of the English speaking world have not suffered this so-called "improvement". Compare the US page (linked above) to the one for Australia at http://www.resmed.com/au/
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(06-07-2014, 05:37 PM)robysue Wrote:
(06-07-2014, 04:08 PM)zonk Wrote: I would start with manufactures sites, particularly ResMed, they provide heaps of information and its free
Ever since Resmed reorganized the US-oriented web pages at http://www.resmed.com/us/en/consumer.html, I've found them very UNINFORMATIVE and hard to navigate. (But maybe it's just me.)

The Resmed pages for the rest of the English speaking world have not suffered this so-called "improvement". Compare the US page (linked above) to the one for Australia at http://www.resmed.com/au/
I recall someone mentioned in MM forum, the information is available on US site but have to look for it

As for ResMed sites, been discussed here: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ite-lately

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(06-07-2014, 12:14 PM)kderevan Wrote: I was inspired by another member who said something like "I wish I could read a book about all this stuff."

Does anyone have recommendations about a book or books that goes into some detail about apnea and treatment with cpap? I have read whatever I can find on the internet, which is helpful, and when I look on amazon I see a list of books "about" apnea, but I wonder whether there is a particular book or author that is well-respected by those in the know, because I would like to read more in-depth about our "condition."

kderevan, Dr Parks book Sleep Interrupted is quite good in that it explains what sleep apnea is about, he also has a website with information about it.
http://doctorstevenpark.com/
He used to have webinars ever two weeks with guest speakers, but he is building a new super clinic for sleep apnea patients, I think in New York and is writing another book so hasn't had time to conduct the websites.
He has almost completed it and Emailed me the other day asking for suggestions for titles, it is a more comprehensive book i.e. the A -Z of sleep apnea.
You could also look up the many websites to learn more or even get books from your local library.
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#7
I don,t read books but if you tell me what specific information that you,re after, might find a wiki/article or two about the subject

Must-see video for new Sleep Apnea patients - Sleep disordered breathing (SDB)
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php..._%28SDB%29

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