Sleep Apnea Treatments Lincoln NE

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Lincoln. 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.

Somnos Sleep Disorders Center
(402) 486-3410
1101 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE
Ages Seen
13 +

William Michael Johnson, MD
(402) 484-6995
6400 Monticello Dr
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990

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BryanLGH Center for Sleep Medicine
(402) 481-9640
2300 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 through geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Alegent Health Immanuel Sleep Disorders Center
(402) 572-2673
6829 N. 72nd Street
Omaha, NE
Ages Seen
5 & Older

Somnos Sleep Disorders Center
(402) 486-3410
1101 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE
Ages Seen
13 +

BryanLGH Center for Sleep Medicine
(402) 481-9640
2300 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 through geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

John Francis Trapp, MD
(402) 483-1919
1500 S 48th St Ste 605
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Bryan Mem Hosp, Lincoln, Ne; St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne
Group Practice: Pulmonary Specialties

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Heartland Health
(402) 926-4900
11011 Q Street
Omaha, NE
Ages Seen
12-Adult

Creighton University Sleep Disorders Center
(402) 449-4486
601 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE
Ages Seen
13 + yrs.

Methodist Sleep Center
(402) 354-0825
16120 W. Dodge Road
Omaha, NE
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
16-90
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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