How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

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We all value the moment we get to crawl into bed after a long day to share pillow talk with our partners. But when you turn out the lights, you’re probably hoping to fall into a deep sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed the next day. So when your partner begins snoring loudly, you’re in for a rude awakening — quite literally! There are few things more frustrating than sleeping beside someone who snores all night long. While it may start as a minor nuisance, it often leads to frustration in a relationship. If your partner’s snoring keeps you awake...

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Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

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There are few things more frustrating than getting a bad night’s sleep — especially when your wearable device lets you know about it as soon as you wake up. Many individuals rely on their smart trackers, such as Fitbits, for more than just step counting.  In recent years, Fitbit has introduced new technology that provides wearers with detailed insights into their sleeping patterns, helping pinpoint a deeper issue that needs to be resolved. While wearable technology makes tracking sleep possible, can a Fitbit track sleep apnea?  ApneaMed walks you through how Fitbits track sleep and if they can reliably diagnose...

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Wait, Tinnitus Causes Sleep Apnea?

Wait, Tinnitus Causes Sleep Apnea?

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Do you find yourself dealing with constant ringing in your ears? Do you feel unrested even after a full night’s sleep? If you’re dealing with tinnitus and sleep apnea, you might be wondering if these two conditions are related.  If your tinnitus makes it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep, you might want to look into CPAP therapy. Most commonly used to treat sleep apnea, this treatment can resolve both tinnitus and sleep apnea problems simultaneously. ApneaMed is here to walk you through the connection between tinnitus and sleep apnea and help improve your sleep. 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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Home Sleep Testing Is In Compliance With DOT Approval For Truckers

Home Sleep Testing Is In Compliance With DOT Approval For Truckers

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Before commercial truck drivers receive the all-clear to hit the road, they need to undergo a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam to ensure the driver is medically able to operate a commercial vehicle. This exam must be completed once every two years to ensure all drivers operating commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs are medically certified. While a sleep study isn’t always included in the DOT approval process, medical examiners can enforce one if it is suspected that the driver has a sleeping disorder. Let’s take a look at what commercial truck drivers are evaluated on during the...

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