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  • 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>>
  • 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>>
  • 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>>
  • Top 5 sleep stories of the year: 2014

    Jan 02 2015...
    As 2015 begins, we take a look back at our top sleep-related stories of 2014. Counting down from No. 5, these are the articles on Sleepeducation.com that received the most views in 2014. READ MORE>>
  • Could Homer Simpson’s sleep apnea lead to his death?

    Jul 30 2014...
    Someone on The Simpsons will die in the season 26 premiere and it could be Homer Simpson, who has a newly-diagnosed sleep disorder. With a portly build and a large neck circumference, television’s most famous cartoon dad has long fit the profile of a person at-risk for sleep apnea.

    The teaser (see below) for the fateful episode shows Homer not only has sleep apnea, but an extremely severe case. Worse yet, he does not appear to be adherent to his CPAP treatment. It’s been well documented that untreated sleep apnea is associated with mortality, since the disease can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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  • Former Super Bowl champ throws a block at sleep apnea

    Apr 17 2014...
    Former Super Bowl champion and college football analyst Aaron Taylor fights sleep apnea. Taylor wants people to know they don’t have to suffer. He is successfully treating his sleep apnea and he’s seen a significant improvement in his health and quality of life.
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  • See a sleep expert for help with sleep apnea

    Mar 17 2014...
    A new study shows that treatment outcomes are better when people with sleep apnea receive medical care from sleep experts. The study took place at four sleep centers. Two were accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A total of 502 people were diagnosed with sleep apnea. Treatment outcomes were compared after three months of PAP therapy.

    Results show that people who received care from board certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers were two times more likely to stick with the treatment. Accredited centers provided more timely care. People also were more satisfied with the care provided by sleep doctors. READ MORE>>
  • Improve your golf game with CPAP therapy for sleep apnea

    Dec 16 2013...
    New research involved avid golfers with moderate to severe sleep apnea. They were treated with CPAP therapy for up to six months. During that time they played 20 rounds of golf. Then their Handicap Index was recalculated.

    Results show that their average handicap dropped 11 percent during the study period. Better golfers saw even greater improvement. Those who started the study with a handicap of 12 or less lowered it by 31.5 percent. READ MORE>>