Recommended Reading

Phantom of the Night: Overcoming Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Snoring. by T. Scott Johnson, Jerry Halberstadt, Collin. E. Sullivan
Informs people who might have apnea how they may seek relief and urges them to do so. It includes the latest information on treatments, products, services and support groups. Essential reading for any apnea sufferer. Experts in sleep medicine and a patient guide people with snoring and sleep apnea and their families to take advantage of the effective medical treatments available. Topics include current advances in the sleep apnea field, an explanation of sleep, sleep apnea, an explanation of how a person with apnea should recognize it, obtain a diagnosis, treat it, and overcome social, physical, or emotional obstacles to recovery. Finally there is an outline of treatments including CPAP, Bi-level, and automatic positive pressure treatment devices, surgery, and oral appliances. (www.amazon.com)

Coping With Sleep Disorders. by Carolyn Simpson
Using frequent personal and family examples the author examines a variety of disorders, including insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, myoclonus and circadian rhythm based sleep problems. The writing style is clear and straightforward and not too technical. This is a good starting place for anyone wanting basic personal or report information about sleep disorders and the impact they have on people's lives. (www.amazon.com)

The Promise of Sleep. by William C. Dement
Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center and a pioneer in sleep medicine explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't and explores the vital connection between health, happiness and a good night's sleep, with many references to his decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science. Content also includes a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, how to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet lag, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, Web sites, and more. (www.amazon.com)

Restless Nights: Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnea. by Peretz Lavie, Anthony Berries
This book is for people who have, or suspect that they have, sleep apnea. It is also written for their bed partners, families, and friends, and for health care professionals involved in sleep apnea management. The book provides answers to key questions, written in easy-to-understand terms, as well as the pros and cons of specific treatments.

This extensively revised and updated third edition includes information on new surgical techniques, the treatment of children with snoring and sleep apnea problems, and new oral appliances for relief of snoring and sleep apnea. (www.amazon.com)

Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better. by Ralph A Pascualay, Sally Warren Soest
A resource for anyone afflicted with sleep apnea and their friends and family who want to help them cope with and overcome this health-hazardous condition. Sleep Apnea is defined and described, the causes are identified, the relationship of obesity to Sleep Apnea explained, advice on finding a sleep specialist and appropriate treatment are offered; including alternative medicine with respect to Sleep Apnea. Writing style is for the general reader. (www.amazon.com)