Sleep Care

Sleep Apnea and Traumatic Brain Injury

Recently in sports, especially in contact sports, the issue of concussions and their long term effects on individuals is a very hot button topic. With […]

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Pilots May Get Grounded Over Sleep Apnea

Overweight pilots and air traffic controllers will soon be required to undergo sleep apnea screening according to a newly announced policy from the Federal Aviation […]

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OSA and Gestational Diabetes

One of the most common health risks in pregnant women is gestational diabetes, which affects between 2 and 10 percent of expecting mothers. Gestational diabetes […]

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Short Sleep Duration, Sleep Apnea, and Increased Abdominal Fat

Obesity and sleep apnea have long been linked together, although there has been some question as to which might cause the other. Do the breathing […]

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The Significance of Sleep Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome

It is estimated one in every 691 babies is born with Down Syndrome in the United States, making Down Syndrome the most common genetic condition, […]

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Sleep Apnea and Asthma

According to the American Lung Association, Asthma is defined as “A chronic or lifelong disease that makes it harder to move air in and out […]

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Is the Severity of Sleep Apnea Influenced by Race?

The common clinical profile for a patient with sleep apnea is an older male, overweight with a thick neck.  Nasal congestion, a small airway or […]

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Sleep Disordered Breathing and Pregnancy

Everyone knows that sleep is important. But how much more important is it when you are pregnant? According to new research, lack of quality sleep […]

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Self Diagnosing and Self Treating Sleep Disorders

In this day and age with rising insurance costs, and ample opportunities to type one’s symptoms into Google or WebMD the tendency for someone to […]

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Home Sleep Testing: Pros and Cons

For the millions of Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, getting relief from the disorder usually begins with an overnight sleep study that is used to diagnose and identify the severity of the apnea. Generally this means the patient will travel to a sleep laboratory where a trained sleep technologist will administer the study by placing a variety of sensors on the head, face and body while the technologist monitors their vitals and observes on a video camera from a control room. However, developments in the technology and science of sleep have opened up home sleep testing as another viable option that can appear attractive to many patients. Along with the convenience that home sleep testing offers, it is important to keep in mind that a number of limitations exist with these procedures. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of home sleep testing.

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