The Tech Behind Simple Sleep Tests: WatchPAT ONE

The Tech Behind Simple Sleep Tests: WatchPAT ONE

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When you first start researching obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by it all. Do you need to go see a doctor? How do you even get a sleep study? Why do you have to go to a lab and spend the night? We know there are probably a million questions floating through your head about your condition, so we want to make the sleep testing process as easy and worry-free as possible!  Because of this goal, ApneaMed offers home sleep testing patients a chance to use the WatchPAT ONE sleep testing system. A fully disposable...

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Bad Habits That Affect Our Sleep And What To Do About Them

Bad Habits That Affect Our Sleep And What To Do About Them

Developing poor bedtime habits is something we’re all guilty of. Whether it’s starting a variety of screens before bed, succumbing to late-night cravings, or taking daytime naps, it’s likely that we’re all guilty of some type of bedtime self-sabotage. Sleep is something that everyone has to do--so why are so many of us just plain bad at getting a good night’s sleep? It doesn’t have to be so difficult.  We’ve compiled a list of the top bad sleeping habits and come up with some easy ways to avoid these pitfalls. Do any of these sound like you? If so, you...

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Risks of Used CPAP Machines

Risks of Used CPAP Machines

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So you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, now what? The next steps can feel a little overwhelming. What kind of therapy is best for me? What do I want? What kind of long-term treatment can I live with? We know you have tons of questions about what to do going forward.  The reality is that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or ApneaMed’s automatic positive airway pressure (AutoPAP), therapy prove to be the most effective treatment for most types and levels of sleep apnea. But you need to be especially careful about where you get your CPAP from. Buying a used...

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Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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While you may be just one of the tens of millions of Americans that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there’s one group you are more likely to be in than others: veterans. According to the Sleep Disorder Center at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, veterans are highly impacted by sleep apnea and are almost 4X as likely to suffer from the sleep disorder than most other groups of Americans.  The group estimates that about 20% of veterans are coping with sleep apnea and so this particular respiratory disorder is one of the most common service-connected disabilities on record....

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Sleep Lab Experience vs Sleep Test at Home

Sleep Lab Experience vs Sleep Test at Home

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Getting sleep testing can be an overwhelming experience. You probably have a ton of questions floating through your mind: do you really need one? What is the process? How much does it cost? What are my options? These are all valid questions that you should take into consideration when scheduling and completing a sleep study. But let’s address some high level concerns first.    A sleep apnea test is designed to measure your vitals while you sleep in order to determine whether or not you suffer from an excess of “apnea events.” These are excessive or elongated periods where you...

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