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  • Six facts about sleep apnea

    Aug 06 2019...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that repeatedly causes you to stop breathing during sleep. Warning signs include loud snoring and gasping or choking sounds as you sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Is sleep apnea a pre-existing condition for life insurance?

    May 16 2019...
    When most obstructive sleep apnea patients think about “insurance,” they typically ask questions like, “Are my CPAP supplies covered by insurance?” or, “Will my sleep study be covered by insurance?” or, “Is my durable medical equipment provider in-network with my PPO?” READ MORE>>
  • Does insurance cover my CPAP machine?

    May 08 2019...
    If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may be wondering if your health care insurance will cover the cost of a CPAP machine. The short answer is – probably. READ MORE>>
  • What happens to my positive airway pressure data?

    Mar 21 2019...
    Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine provides a constant stream of pressurized air during sleep. This airflow keeps your airway open. READ MORE>>
  • Death of Carrie Fisher is a warning about sleep apnea

    Jun 20 2017...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a statement following the announcement that actress Carrie Fisher’s cause of death was “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
  • Treating sleep apnea may help control acid reflux

    Oct 05 2016...
    If you have trouble sleeping due to acid reflux and heartburn, a new study provides insight that may help you sleep better. It suggests that treating sleep apnea may reduce your acid reflux. The study involved 79 veterans with obstructive sleep apnea. About 78 percent of them had symptoms of acid reflux at the start of the study. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the U.S.

    Sep 19 2016...
    A new report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the United States. It estimates that undiagnosed sleep apnea cost the U.S. about $150 billion in 2015. It also projects that sleep apnea afflicts 29.4 million men and women in the U.S. READ MORE>>
  • CDC analysis shows adult obesity rate has risen

    Nov 23 2015...
    A new CDC report indicates that the U.S. adult obesity rate has risen sharply in the past few years, despite a push to eat healthier.

    The age-adjusted adult obesity rate climbed to nearly 38 percent in 2013-14, up from 35 percent in 2011-2012. The youth obesity rate held steady at 17 percent. READ MORE>>
  • TV news doctor has sleep apnea, wears CPAP mask nightly

    Aug 07 2015...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can attack anyone – even a doctor. As Chief Health Editor for ABC 7 news in Detroit, Dr. Partha Nandi often shares important health advice with viewers. During a recent broadcast he told his personal story of living with sleep apnea. “If you’ve been snoring for a long time, don’t ignore it,” he said. “Get tested to see if you have sleep apnea.” READ MORE>>