In people with muscle diseases, testing for sleep-breathing problems is tricky, but worth it

posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:29pm
Do you suffer from sleep disturbances — snoring, choking or gasping, or restless tossing and turning? Do you wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night, or arise in the morning feeling fatigued, or with headaches, sore throat or dry mouth? Do you experience memory and concentration problems, or find you’re excessively sleepy during the day, falling asleep when you normally shouldn’t, such as...
posted on March 1, 2008 - 10:00am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Letters to Quest: Warnings about BiPAP ** Cushion inventor was a hero ** Praise for nutrition article ** Tip about foot swelling

Noninvasive volume ventilation systems go beyond 'BiPAP'

posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:12am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Editor’s note: In the last issue of Quest, Diane Huberty told readers why she was happy with getting her breathing assistance (ventilation) through a tracheostomy tube with a volume ventilator (see “Truth, Lies and Tracheostomies,” July-August 2007). In the following article, Michael Munn tells readers why he prefers having a mask or mouthpiece with the same type of ventilator.