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  • Ventilator shortage: CPAP device donations

    Apr 16 2020...
    Across the country, there is a shortage of the ventilators that hospitals need to provide care for people who have COVID-19. Multiple groups are developing strategies to modify PAP machines so that they can be used as ventilators. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep doctor answers questions about COVID-19 and sleep

    Apr 03 2020...
    In this video, Dr. Raj Dasgupta answers questions about COVID-19 and sleep submitted by the public to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. READ MORE>>
  • Coronavirus FAQs: CPAP tips for sleep apnea patients

    Mar 18 2020...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Public Safety Committee is responding to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the coronavirus (COVID-19). 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>>
  • 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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