Can Stress Make My Sleep Apnea Worse During the Pandemic?
The uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has increased many people’s stress levels, which has impacted the quality of their sleep at night. For some people, this means it’s also exacerbated their sleep apnea. Almost every aspect of our day-to-day life has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. Daily routines have been upended, forcing people to… Read More
Who Snores? Not me! New Wearables Help Patients Become Aware of Potential Sleep Apnea
One of the biggest barriers in the treatment of sleep apnea is patients never taking the first step to be treated: acknowledging they might have a problem. “Sleep apnea is a disease complicated by denial,” says Michael Friedman, MD, Medical Director at Chicago ENT. “Since patients are asleep, they are often in denial about snoring… Read More
Driving Under the Influence…of a Sleep Disorder: How Sleep Disorder Assessment Could Save Your Life
Most people wouldn’t risk driving under the influence of alcohol—however, they may be driving under the influence of something else that is life-threatening: not getting enough restful sleep. Every year, nearly 1,500 people die in traffic accidents that are linked to sleep disorders. According to research done by The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, over… Read More
Can A CPAP Machine Boost Your Sex Life?
When a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes snoring and disrupted sleep, the doctor may recommend treatment with a CPAP machine, a nasal mask that provides more airflow and keeps the airways open during sleep. But many patients who are diagnosed wonder, If I wear this machine, what will happen… Read More
On June 14, 2018, Learn About Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea at our Free Community Information Event
If you or a loved one is struggling with Sleep Apnea, this is the informative discussion that may change your world. You may have heard about Inspire Therapy on the radio, and perhaps even read about it. Now, Chicago ENT and Dr. Michael Friedman are hosting a free Community Education Event on Thursday, June 14,… Read More
Featuring Dr. Friedman This video features the most up-to-date information and how to use a CPAP machine.
Sleepless in Chicago
It’s No Love Story! March 11-17th is National Sleep Awareness Week. The experts at Chicago ENT and Chicago Sleep Center are taking the opportunity this week to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and how sleep plays a critical role in our health.
Why Are More Women with OSA Misdiagnosed?
Women and Sleep Apnea When we think about someone suffering with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we often picture an older, heavyset male with a thick neckline and a ground-shaking snore. While this mental picture fits the medical description of a patient suffering from sleep apnea, it by no means paints the complete picture of most… Read More