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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What If I Can’t Sleep During My Sleep Apnea Test?

What If I Can’t Sleep During My Sleep Apnea Test?

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Many individuals get nervous about the sleep test because they don’t know what to expect — or they stress that they won’t be able to fall asleep while attached to a device that’s monitoring their breathing. Luckily, there’s no need to worry if your doctor recommends scheduling a sleep study. ApneaMed is here to walk you through what to expect and how to prepare for your sleep apnea test so you can feel relaxed and ready for the best possible results.  Preparing for Your Sleep Apnea Test You and your doctor will determine which type of sleep apnea test 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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