Sleep Apnea Treatments Fayetteville AR

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Fayetteville. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to medical treatments for sleep apnea, sleep disorder treatments, natural sleep disorder treatments, and sleep apnea surgery, as well as advice and content on finding sleep disorder centers in your area.

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders Washington Regional Medical Center
(479) 463-2847
1125 N. College
Fayetteville, AR
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
5 & up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David Lee Brown, MD
(479) 442-4070
PO Box 9990
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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Sleep Management Services, Inc.
(501) 224-5200
9305 Treasure Hill
Little Rock, AR
Ages Seen
Oct-99

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders Washington Regional Medical Center
(479) 463-2847
1125 N. College
Fayetteville, AR
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
5 & up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Johnson Regional Medical Center (Sleep Lab)
(479) 754-5329
1100 E. Poplar Street
Clarksville, AR
Ages Seen
>12

David A Davis, MD
(479) 442-4070
PO Box 9990
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar; Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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Baptist Health Sleep Center Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
(501) 202-1713
9500 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR
Doctors Refferal
A referral to see a sleep specialist for an initia
Ages Seen
15 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans are accepted. You should check to ensure we are in network with your plan.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Arkansas Center for Sleep Medicine
(501) 661-9191
500 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
5-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

St. Joseph's Mercy Sleep Center St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
(501) 622-1575
1 Mercy Lane
Hot Springs, AR
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Rebsamen Medical Center dba North Metro Medical Center
(501) 985-7469
1400 Braden
Jacksonville, AR
Ages Seen
1390

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Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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CPAP machineFor sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and long-term effectiveness and for its relatively modest price tag. Surgery doesn't last, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are only as effective as the patient's adherence, and most other devices have had disappointing outcomes, in addition to being expensive, unwieldy and having poor patient compliance. Furthermore, OSA is generally only treated when it has progressed to a moderate to severe state.

"Very low calorie diet (VLCD) combined with active lifestyle counseling resulting in marked weight reduction is a feasible and effective treatment for the majority of patients with mild OSA, and the achieved beneficial outcomes are maintained at 1-year follow-up," wrote Henri P.I. Tuomilehto, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland.

The prospective, randomized trial found that, in 81 patients with mild OSA, the 40 patients who were in the intervention arm underwent a diet that strictly limited caloric intake combined with lifestyle counseling lost more than 20 pounds on average in a year-and kept it off, resulting in markedly lower symptoms of OSA. The 41 patients in the control arm, who only received lifestyle counseling and lost on average less than 6 pounds, and were much less likely to see improvements in their OSA.

And not only does sustained weight loss improve OSA, it also improves the many other independently linked co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

"This is emphasized by our findings that, in conjunction with the improvement in AHI, significant improvements were also found in symptoms related to OSA, insulin resistance, lipids, and cardiorespiratory variables, such as arterial oxygen saturation, in patients belonging to the intervention group," wrote Dr. Tuomilehto.

Furthermore, Dr. Tuomilehto observed, "The greater the change in body weight or waist circumference, the greater was the improvement in OSA." In fact, mild OSA was objectively cured in 88 percent of the patients who l...

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