Deadly Sleep: Is Your Sleep Killing You?

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“Deadly Sleep-Is Your Sleep Killing You?” by Mack D. Jones MD

This is a first person account of a physician’s personal journey through the challenges of getting diagnosed and effectively treated for sleep apnea. Dr. Jones is a neurologist turned sleep doc, who, two years after becoming a sleep doc, discovered that he had the condition himself. After failing PAP treatment, he underwent several surgeries, which only elevated his AHI index. He finally elected to have a tracheotomy. The book contains interesting summaries of research and studies, but since it was published in 2009, doesn’t have the benefit of the latest research. It does, however, draw an accurate picture of some of the difficulties inherent in diagnosis and treatment, even for a physician. Recommenced for all those struggling with the difficulties of the sleep apnea journey.