Posted by: Indonesian Children | January 14, 2009


  1. Snoring and sleep apnea–equipment manufacturers and other commercial sites
    Manufacturers of equipment used in diagnosis and treatment have begun to present their wares and providers of services to promote their capabilities on the web. This information can be helpful to patients when selecting equipment and supplies for treatment and to get information to resolve technical or supply problems.
    The manufacturer of the Breathe-Right nasal strips, CNS, Inc. has published online A
  2. Medical Perspective: Snoring, Causes and Treatments a useful booklet on snoring. Written by several recognized authorities (Meir Kryger, MD, Martin Scharf, PhD, Kingman Strohl, MD, and Daniel Cohen, MD) and professionally illustrated. Excellent explanation and overview of snoring. Appropriately alerts people who snore about sleep apnea and recommends Phantom of the Night for additional reading.
  3. ResMed is the manufacturer of the Sullivan line of apnea and other respiratory care treatment systems. Colin Sullivan, the inventor of the CPAP tratment method, is affiliated with the company. Offerings include information for professionals; sleep apnea products; an overview of sleep apnea and related information for patients. ResMed Home Page
  4. Respironics has been manufacturing nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) systems for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for over a decade. They also developed the first bi-level therapy devices, BiPAP®. The Respironics Home Page covers their products and includes a FAQ, bibliographies, software and video downloads, and an excellent, informative newsletter, Daybreak.
  5. SleepNet Corporation home page is at
  6. Research tools and resources for the professional or patient
    Overview of sleep apnea for health professionals
    A comprehensive medical overview of sleep apnea by a selected panel of experts has been published by the NIH. Sleep Apnea: Is Your Patient at Risk?
  7. The MEDLINE Internet Grateful Med search tool
    The new Internet Grateful Med, a program developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) for searching in MEDLARS. MEDLINE Internet Grateful Med search tool is a great source for the seriously interested patient as well as the professional who needs to check research findings.
  8. I was privileged to help test the first versions of this program and it is a very helpful tool for locating articles in the health field. I recall doing a MEDLINE search many years ago; I sat with a librarian and then waited weeks to get a huge printout. Using Grateful Med, I do searches by myself in minutes, and it is fun to get information quickly when I need it. There are charges for searches and you can order copies of articles for a fee.
    To use MEDLARS service online you will need a credit card and a web browser ( Netscape 2.0 or higher or Internet Explorer) supporting encryption to safeguard these transactions. You will receive a user ID code and password immediately. International users are urged to contact their international MEDLARS centers for passwords, assistance, training, and user support services.
  9. SLEEP-L, a moderated list for professionals only
    As professionals, you may need to call on a wider professional community, say for help with a specific technical or clinical problem. You may be eligible to join SLEEP-L, SLEEP-L@Post.QueensU.Ca a moderated, membership mail list joining sleep professionals internationally.
  10. To request permission to participate, send email to the moderator, Todd Arnedt {}
  11. DENTAL-SLEEP mailing list for dental professionals
  12. DENTAL-SLEEP is an unmoderated discussion list for the exclusive use of dentists and other health professionals who are interested in dentistry’s role in the recognition and treatment of sleep-breathing disorders. Discussions can be on the subject of oral appliance therapy as well as the oral surgical and otolaryngological surgical approaches to the treatment of primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea as well as other medical methods of treatment. It is not an open forum for patients to ask question, discuss symptoms or treatment options. To join, send email to mailto:listserv@dental.stat.comand make your first line of text “SUBSCRIBE DENTAL-SLEEP Firstname Lastname Degree”
    Behavioral Sleep Medicine mailing list for professionals (PhD)
    The ASDA has approved the formation of a special section on PhD Issues in Sleep Medicine. An Email-Bulletin Board is dedicated to discussion pertaining to behavioral treatment and research within sleep, and training and certification issues for those interested in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. If you are interested in joining the email network, please send a note with your email address to Michael Perlis.
  13. New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep: NAPS
    Here is a real help for the clinician, researcher, or patient seeking to keep current in sleep-related research. Provided as a free service by the Sleep Home Pages, NAPS sends out a personalized e-mail alert of new information. You indicate the topics of interest and each Monday you receive the citations in areas you have chosen. You can read the abstracts. To sign up, or to learn more go to the NAPS site. There you will find convenient ways to search their data base of abstracts.
  14. BiblioSleep (search for sleep-related papers)
    Bibliographic references to all sleep and sleep-related professional publications from 1994 to present, and with earlier years being added. Search by author, category, or keyword in the time period you select. Why go to a library when you can answer your questions about sleep from home? BiblioSleep {}
  15. Sleeping 101: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea (Mas Takashima, M.D., Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine)
  16. Facts About Sleep Apnea (National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, NIH)
  17. Information About Sleep Apnea (American Sleep Apnea Association)
  18. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  19. Sleep Apnea (
  20. Sleep Apnea (National Sleep Foundation)
  21. Sleep Apnea (UPenn)
  22. Sleep Apnea (eMedicine)
  23. Sleep Apnea: Clinical Trials (
  24. Sleep Apnea Homepage (
  25. Sleep Apnea Syndromes (Merck Manual)
  26. Sleep Apnoea/Hypopnoea Syndrome (Scottish National Sleep Center)
  27. Sleep Disordered Breathing (American Lung Association)
  28. Sleep Disorders (MEDLINEplus)
  29. Sleep Disorders (Neurology Channel)
  30. Snoring (Norman J. Harris, MD, from
  31. Snoring Facts (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)
  32. When Snoring is a Problem (New South Wales Department of Health, Australia)
  33. Being Evaluated for Sleep Apnea (American Sleep Apnea Association)
  34. Considering Surgery for OSA? (American Sleep Apnea Association)
  35. CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)
  36. LAUP: Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)

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