How Truckers Can Fight Heart Disease

How Truckers Can Fight Heart Disease

If commercial truck drivers are diagnosed with sleep apnea, they also have a much higher risk of heart disease. In this demanding role, keeping a healthy heart isn’t always the easiest. As a commercial truck driver, they must navigate traffic, delays, and other stressful circumstances. They also find themselves behind the wheel for hours on end — often resulting in limited physical exercise which can lead to high blood pressure. It’s important that truckers, especially those with sleep apnea, take preventative measures to fight high blood pressure and heart disease to keep themselves healthy. Steps to Prevent Heart Disease Many factors...

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Sleep Apnea & Acid Reflux

Sleep Apnea & Acid Reflux

Recently, studies have shown that there is a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and acid reflux. One particular study has found 58% - 62% of patients with sleep apnea also experience acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The team at ApneaMed has compiled all the information you need to know about the connection between GERD and OSA to ensure you receive the necessary treatment. What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes the patient to stop breathing while they sleep. The cessation in breathing occurs because their airways become blocked by...

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How To Sleep Without Snoring

How To Sleep Without Snoring

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Snoring is a common problem for many individuals — and it doesn’t only impact the person snoring but their partner as well. Not only is it annoying and loud, but it can impact the quality of sleep the person gets as well. Improve your quality of sleep and reduce your snoring with these recommendations from ApneaMed: Adjust Your Sleeping Position If you’re tired of being jabbed in the side by your partner’s elbow for your continuous snoring, try changing up your sleeping position. A simple shift if your positioning can help open up your airways and reduce your snoring. If...

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The Connection Between COPD and Sleep Apnea

The Connection Between COPD and Sleep Apnea

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Those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) already have a hard enough time breathing. When you also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), another common pulmonary disease, you might find yourself dealing with two times the number of breathing problems. When patients suffer from these two diseases simultaneously, their condition is classified as Overlap Syndrome. About 15% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have overlap syndrome which can lead to fatigue, pulmonary hypertension, and hypercapnia. We’ve put together everything you need to know about the connection between COPD and OSA to ensure you receive the necessary treatment. What Is...

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How Often Should I Be Tested For Sleep Apnea?

How Often Should I Be Tested For Sleep Apnea?

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If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you might be wondering how often you need to be tested. While most doctors will recommend that patients have the pressure settings of their CPAP machine adjusted annually, needing to schedule additional sleep apnea testing is dependent on the patient’s specific situation. Sleep apnea isn’t something that typically needs testing on a regular schedule. However, retesting for sleep apnea might be recommended by your physician if they believe your treatment needs to be adjusted, you’re continuing to experience symptoms, or you’re a commercial truck driver. Here are a few reasons it might be...

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