sleep apnea

Oral Appliances Can Now Track Usage

We talked recently about how insurance companies often require tracking of your CPAP usage as a condition of coverage. For some people, this can be a real barrier to using oral appliances, especially if you have to use CPAP as a pilot or truck driver due to DOT regulations. That may soon be changing, now
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By |July 3rd, 2015|Oral Appliance Therapy, sleep apnea|Comments Off on Oral Appliances Can Now Track Usage

Benefits of Sleep You Could be Missing Out On

Your body relies on sleep to repair itself and replenish energy spent in the daytime. Sleep apnea disrupts your breathing through the night, causing you to wake up multiple times before morning. Inadequate rest puts a strain on your physical and mental health, negatively impacting your success and happiness. Studies have linked sleep apnea to
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By |May 27th, 2015|sleep apnea|Comments Off on Benefits of Sleep You Could be Missing Out On

The “Black Box” of Sleep Apnea

Inside of most continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines is software that tracks the hours that you use the device. Some insurance companies require patients to submit this data periodically to demonstrate a continued need for CPAP, called compliance tracking. Medicaid and Medicare regulations require patients to submit this information in order to evaluate whether
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By |April 29th, 2015|sleep apnea|Comments Off on The “Black Box” of Sleep Apnea

Proper Sanitation of CPAP Can Prevent Health Risks

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines can help people suffering from sleep apnea get a full night’s sleep. These machines are effective for reducing fatigue caused by obstructive sleep apnea. Millions of people benefit from the use of CPAP. As with many medical devices, your CPAP machine needs cleaning at least once a week for
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By |April 15th, 2015|sleep apnea|Comments Off on Proper Sanitation of CPAP Can Prevent Health Risks

CPAP Still Effective for Treating Fatigue Caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By |January 9th, 2011|sleep apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Still Effective for Treating Fatigue Caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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