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Kalamazoo Publishing announces the publication of a revision of
CPAP and Sleep
Apnea – A User's Manual By a User.
The revision adds three additional photos and other useful information.
Links to the web have been omitted because a few became inactive.
Instead, information is provided for the reader to do a current search
for relevant information.
While there are many books about (obstructive) sleep apnea and
treatment thereof with CPAP/BiPAP they virtually all are theoretical in
discussing the reasons for sleep apnea and the increase in risk of a
fatal heart attack and other very sever medical problems for those with
sleep apnea who do not use CPAP.
Sleep apnea contributed the author’s father’s fatal heart attack in
1969 when there was no CPAP. The author also has found many
individuals with sleep apnea either do not use every night or do not
use when traveling or use only part of the night, that he now teaches a
course twice a year giving the solutions he found to the day to day use
of CPAP that is not in other books.
CPAP and Sleep Apnea – A User's Manual By a User is a compilation
of his teachings which is a very practical guide to improve the
ease of day to day use including travel. During 11 years of using
BiPAP, the author used his medical and research training and the
inventiveness of his profession (patent law) to solve most of the same
problems any user encounters which makes the individuals daily use much
easier and more therapeutic. You don’t have to reinvent the best way to
use your equipment, just follow his advice.
The very useful topics he covers includes getting the mask to fit
properly; preventing the tube from getting caught in the sheets and
bedding; improving the method of connecting the mask to the tube to the
point it is so easy it can be done with one hand; providing a list of
over-the-counter pharmaceuticals that help you breath better when using
CPAP; providing a check list for travel of items not used at home but
may be needed when traveling so use is as easy as at home regardless of
the lodging; discussion of humidifier use and tube sheaths; developing
a method to ensuring that mask and humidifier parts are not left at
home when traveling; suggestions on washing your mask pieces and tube;
explaining why to save old tubes and masks for pieces; disclosing how
to have your CPAP operate normally during power outages and explaining
why it is necessary to keep good records.
The author includes many pictures of how he uses his system when
traveling based on his experience in about 35 states as well as foreign
travel in the UK, France and New Zealand/Australia as well as on two
The Executive Director of the American Sleep Apnea Association has
reviewed CPAP and Sleep Apnea – A User’s Manual By a User and posted
the following comments on Amazon.com:
Stein has written an excellent and very readable "user's manual" for
Positive Airway Pressure therapy devices (CPAP/BiPAP). I put user's
manual in quotations because, as the author reminds the reader
regularly, his book does not replace the instructions provided by the
Mr. Stein addresses a number of the
issues that can interfere with the successful use of therapy. One
example is using the device while traveling. He provides a checklist of
items traveling apneic should have on hand to address any eventuality.
For those new to therapy, this book
should go a long way to flattening the learning curve to successfully
treating your condition."
An added extra is the explanation of how the “quickie” nap refreshes
tired sleep apnea individuals and can be worked into a daily routine.
Now available at Kazoo
Books (407 N. Clarendon and 2413 Parkview) Kalamazoo, MI
The book can also be obtained at any book store including Borders, Barnes
& Noble or ordered on line from Amazon or other online book
For more information on the severe adverse medical effects of not using
CPAP regularly, CLICK HERE