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Let’s Tackle Sleep Apnea Together

Congratulations on taking steps toward better sleep! What’s Next? Our convenient Mobile Sleep Test, which is available at no cost to you, will help us determine whether you would benefit from treatment for sleep apnea. You’ll soon receive a call from a SleepCharge Coordinator to schedule your Mobile Sleep Test at a location near you…

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Let’s Tackle Sleep Apnea Together

Congratulations on completing your SleepCharge Evaluation and taking the first step toward better sleep! What’s Next? Our staff of sleep experts has reviewed the information you provided and has recommended a convenient Home Sleep Test, which is available at no cost to you, and will help determine whether you would benefit from treatment for sleep…

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Take the Next Step Towards Treating Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea

It’s a fact: you have a medical condition to manage. The good news: your treatment for OSA is easy, effective and, thanks to your employer’s participation in the SleepCharge Program, economical. OSA and PAP Before we get into the day-to-day of your treatment program, let’s take a step back and appreciate what you’re up against.…

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Delay Mental Decline

People who suffer from sleep apnea and heavy snoring may be more prone to cognitive issues earlier than those without sleeping problems. However, a recent study has found getting treatment for sleep problems can delay memory problems. The study cites that sleep apnea and heaving snoring affect 53 percent of men and 26 percent of…

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Treating Sleep Apnea Improves Outcomes for an Irregular Heartbeat

There’s good news for people who suffer from both obstructive sleep apnea and a common type of irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF). According to newly published meta-analysis, patients have far fewer recurrences of AF when they use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to treat their sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately 18-20…

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Hospitalized Patients Have a High Incidence of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

People that suffer from sleep apnea often exhibit symptoms such as daytime fatigue, poor sleep habits, and chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.   Some people may have very minimal symptoms such as snoring.  Don’t allow yourself to be a person suffering from these manageable symptoms when a diagnosis and simple…

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Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Reduce Pain

According to new research published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, people who suffer with both insomnia and osteoarthritis (OA) could see improvement in both conditions when using cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). A randomized trial from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, looked at the effects of CBT-I in 100 patients with insomnia and…

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Identifying Sleep Apnea in Children Can Improve More Than Just Sleep

According to San Antonio’s KSAT ABC 12, sleep apnea in children can result in behavioral and health problems such as hyperactivity, aggression, difficulty in completing tasks, and inability to stay awake. As a result of these symptoms, children with sleep apnea may be misdiagnosed with ADHD. Children that have poor sleeping routines and behavioral problems…

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Lack of Sleep Puts Children at Risk for Obesity

New research suggests that children who do not get enough sleep at night are at risk for becoming overweight. Investigators believe this is because insufficient sleep results in lower energy levels coupled with a biological drive for high-calorie foods. Dr. Fiona Healy, a pediatric consultant from Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, reported that she’s…

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Treating Sleep Apnea in Firefighters Important in Preventing Accidents

Sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder and insomnia affect millions of Americans each year, and new research shows that sleep disorders are especially prevalent, and often undiagnosed, among firefighters. The study, from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, looked at 7,000 firefighters at 66 stations. Of the 7,000, over…

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