Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Doing Your Part To Keep Roads Safe

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Doing Your Part To Keep Roads Safe

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: November 3-10, 2019 Driving is dangerous, so it’s imperative that you be alert and aware anytime you get behind the wheel. Sleepy or drowsy drivers make an alarming number of mistakes—some tests show that driving drowsy is just as bad as driving drunk—and more people drive drowsy than you might realize.  An estimated 1 in 25 drivers over the age of 18 have reported having fallen asleep while driving in the last 30 days alone, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving is responsible for up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year....

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How To Get Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

How To Get Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

In order to be diagnosed with sleep apnea you must undergo a sleep study and have the results and diagnosis confirmed by a board-certified sleep physician. Like many disorders that require long-term treatment, a sleep apnea diagnosis qualifies you to receive a variety of sleep apnea treatments like CPAP, AutoPAP, BiPAP, or even surgery and dental appliances.  While you may be suspicious that you are suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea, there is no way to receive “over the counter” treatment. While there may be some products out there that claim they will help your apnea condition, the only tried and...

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Driving Drowsy: Who Is Most At Risk For Sleep-Related Vehicle Accidents?

Driving Drowsy: Who Is Most At Risk For Sleep-Related Vehicle Accidents?

Driving is dangerous. From fender benders to multi-car freeway pile ups, there is always an element of danger on the road. And a good portion of these kinds of accidents happen because drivers are not alert and aware of the drivers around them—and drowsiness is a big part of the problem. An estimated 1 in 25 drivers over the age of 18 have reported having fallen asleep while driving in the last 30 days alone, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving is responsible for up to 6,000 fatal car crashes each year. While these statistics...

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3 Major Benefits to Having a Home Sleep Test in Your Medical Office

3 Major Benefits to Having a Home Sleep Test in Your Medical Office

There are a finite number of medical professionals who are qualified to diagnose sleep apnea in patients and then prescribe the appropriate treatment to alleviate the condition. It’s well-known that prescription treatments like CPAP, AutoPAP, or BiPAP are the best way to effectively treat sleep apnea since there is no real cure for the disorder.  For a long time, the only way to diagnose your patient with sleep apnea was to have them undergo a complex and uncomfortable sleep study in a hospital lab setting. But now there are more options than ever before to help your patients get the...

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Sleep Apnea Testing for Employees: Improving Productivity & Morale

Sleep Apnea Testing for Employees: Improving Productivity & Morale

Sleep apnea testing for employees offers countless benefits to both employee and employer. Not only do your employees feel cared for and supported, but also healthier and less fatigued. This leads them to be happier and more productive employees. As for employers, with happy and productive employees, work flows runs more smoothly, cost lessens, and the entire workplace can succeed together.

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