84 - Dr. William Noah - Improving PAP Comfort with V-Com
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Emma is joined by Dr. William Noah, a sleep specialist, and inventor of the V-Com.  Together they discuss:

* Dr. Noah shares about his background in sleep medicine and running a large sleep center.

* Encouraging PAP adherence among patients and how introducing remote monitoring helped to identify patients struggling with their PAP therapy.

* Dr. Noah explains IPAP (inspiratory positive airway pressure) and EPAP (expiratory positive airway pressure) and why they matter to the PAP patient experience.

* Dr. Noah explains the differences between Ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP and APAP and the financial incentives for DME companies to put patients on BiPAP.

* C-Flex and EPR settings and what happens to therapeutic pressure when these are adjusted.

* DME switching people to full face masks as a "catch-all" and why that isn't ideal.

* How different masks can affect the pressure a patient experiences.

* Dr. Noah on inventing the V-Com to reduce IPAP and keep EPAP the same.  

* Treatment Emergent Central Sleep Apneas and how V-Com can help with that problem.

Learn more about the V-Com: https://sleepres.com/

This episode is sponsored by:

Airway Management https://tapintosleep.com/

BetterHelp https://www.betterhelp.com/emma  for 10% off your first month of online therapy

Vivos Therapeutics https://vivos.com/patients/

Follow the podcast on Instagram: @sleepapneastories

Email Emma at sleepapneastories@gmail.com


Disclaimer: this episode of the podcast includes people with sleep apnea discussing their own experiences of medical procedures and devices.  This is for information purposes only and you should consult with your own medical professionals before you start or stop any medication or treatment.

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