This discussion will update the practitioner on the current concepts regarding the purpose of sleep including a, brief cutting edge review of fascinating new information about sleep physiology. The focus will then shift to the specific diagnosis of sleep apnea, reviewing the changing face of the prototype sleep apnea patient, the appropriate use of portable diagnostic screening tests and their accuracy. Treatment options will be discussed with an algorithm to help determine the most appropriate intervention for the individual patient. Lastly, new innovations in the treatment of obstructive and central sleep apnea will be reviewed.
Provide a brief overview of the 2018 concepts of the purpose of sleep, the impact of sleep disorders and the ever expanding at-risk population.
Update on the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of apnea screening devices… when is more data needed?
Identify treatment options: old concepts and new innovations for obstructive and central sleep apnea.