Sleep Apnea Kansas City MO

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1004 Carondelet Dr Ste 410
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Pulmonary Physicians Of Kc

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James Steven Appelbaum, MD
(913) 788-7099
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 555
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Bethany Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks; Providence Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks; Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; Overland Park Reg Med Ctr, Overland Park, Ks
Group Practice: Kanza Multispecialty Group

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Sleep Disorders Center University of Kansas Hospital
(913) 588-3875
4720 Rainbow Boulevard
Westwood, KS
Ages Seen
0-100

Research Medical Center Brookside Campus
(816) 276-7391
6601 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
Doctors Refferal
Written physician order required
Ages Seen
17years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

somniTech Inc., Sleep disorders Center Overland Park
(913) 498-8120
10590 Barkley
Overland Park, KS
Ages Seen
10 and up
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1010 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sleep Disorders Center at St. Luke's Hospital
(816) 932-3382
4301 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
Ages Seen
6 months - 100 years

Shawnee Mission Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(913) 676-8112
8901 W. 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
Ages Seen
16 years and up

MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute Sleep Disorders Center
(913) 647-8016
8550 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS
Ages Seen
3+

Centerpoint Sleep Disorders Center
(816) 698-8850
19550 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
Ages Seen
>/=16

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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