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Sleep Apnea

Lower Cholesterol with Better Sleep

Sleep Apnea is linked to insulin resistance (diabetes) and distortion of leptin levels (obesity), among other increasingly prevalent chronic health conditions. In addition to reversing insulin resistance and normalizing leptin levels, treatment of sleep apnea improves blood...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Dramatically Improves Acid Reflux Disease

Up to 75% of patients with sleep apnea suffer from acid reflux. Most acid reflux patients either suffer or are treated with medications to control acid secretion and relieve symptoms. Side effects from these medications – which cost the health care system billions of dollars...

Treating Sleep Apnea Reverses Metabolic Syndrome and Lowers Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea, the #1 evaluated and diagnosed disorder in sleep clinics, causes both disturbed sleep and impaired daytime alertness. It is also linked in an intimate and causative relationship with high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke,...

Alarming Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Police Officers affects job Performance

Sleep complaints are known to cause difficulty with both sleep and daytime function, including occupational duties. This recent study specifically evaluated the previously unrecognized incidence of sleep issues in law enforcement personnel. Over 40% of 5000 police officers...

Sleepiness-Related Accidents in Sleep Apnea Patients

Fatigue and sleep disorders contribute to more motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) than alcohol and drugs combined. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes statistics each year that include the incidence of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea,...

OSA and Hypertension

Sleep apnea is the number one identifiable cause of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also present in 83% of patients who suffer from refractory or “difficult to treat” hypertension. Treatment of sleep apnea has a profound impact on reducing blood pressure for those who...

CPAP Reduces Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sleep disorders and fatigue contribute to an unprecedented number of motor vehicular accidents (MVAs) every year in the US. Sleep apnea is the number one diagnosed sleep disorder; ironically, it is also the most underrecognized sleep disorder, with over 90% of patients having yet...