Sleep Apnea Sioux Falls SD

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).

Stephen Thomas Foley, MD
(605) 328-9100
2701 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Family Practice, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clinic West

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All City Pet Care South
(605) 335-4004
3508 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

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All City Pet Care West
(605) 361-3537
3400 S Holbrook Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

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Sioux Valley Veterinary Clinic
(605) 334-0559
4600 E Arrowhead Pkwy
Sioux Falls, SD

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Jerry Lee Simmons, MD
(605) 333-1730
PO Box 5134
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Anatomic And Clinical Pathology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Lcm Pathologists Pc

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Sanford USD Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(605) 333-6302
1621 S. Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
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No
Ages Seen
all ages
Insurance
Insurance: It is the patients responsibility to contact their insurance company
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

All City Pet Care South - ER
(605) 977-6200
3508 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

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All City Pet Care East
(605) 371-2100
1920 S Sycamore Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

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Richard J. Howard
(605) 334-1930
6301 S. Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Ronald Mark Rossing
(605) 328-9300
900 E 54th St N
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Occupational Medicine

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Sleep Apnea

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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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