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Drowsy and Overweight Truck Drivers – Some Are Being Testing for Sleep Apnea by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 4:59pm 1 Comment   The numbers of 1 out of 3 potentially suffering from sleep apnea are pretty big.  We have all heard the news reports of drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel too, and not only truck drivers are affected there, but the problem is that it kills other individuals in case of an accident too.  …hmmmm…gave me a thought here, does being in Congres ... Read on »
A new year and new challenges - testing for sleep apnea by Edward G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:54pm Be careful what you wish for ... that was a comment I heard while attending the hearing on using Home Sleep Testing (HST) for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Be careful indeed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a revision to their National Coverage Determination concerning the prescription of C ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea Testing Done at Home – Less Expensive Than Sleep Clinics Solution by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 24 May 2010 9:14am 1 Comment If you look at the expense of the “sleep labs”, this can make sense, plus you don’t need to sleep in a strange bed for a couple nights.  The data is downloaded and analyzed.  This device has been approved by the FDA since 2004.   Sleep apnea causes an individual to stop breathing at night and is linked to heart disease.  It is a pretty d ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Sleep Apnea by Get Healthy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Sleep Apnea: Ear Infection Electroencephalogram Fever Flu Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) Oximetry Polysomnography Pulse Oximetry Sleep Sleep Apnea Sleep studies Of course, these are just some of the common tests and diagnostics for Sleep A ... Read on »
Medicare Approves In Home Sleep Apnea Testing by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 12:18am The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) have, as of March 2008, approved at-home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous policy had mandated that suspected sleep apnea sufferers must undergo facility-based polysomnography. The new policy allows continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for Medicare pati ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea and Tongue Scalloping: A Simple Screening Test? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 08 Nov 2009 10:01pm 2 Comments One of the most common exam findings that I see in people with sleep apnea is what’s called tongue scalloping. This is where you see ridges, or a scalloping pattern along with sides of the tongue, created by the tongue pressing against the side teeth. One study showed that having tongue scalloping was 70% predictive of the presence of obstructive ... Read on »
What Concerns do Doctors Have on Sleep Apnea? by Kodjoworkout Posted Wed 25 Sep 2013 10:21am 30% of all people living in America are unfortunate enough to suffer from symptoms of chronic snoring, and unfortunately, their sleeping partners constantly have to suffer for it. Snoring isn’t just an annoyance to those that are kept awake by it, but a potentially very harmful condition that can caus ... Read on »
SLEEP APNEA by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, is a breathing related sleep disorder which can cause people to snore, as well as pose serious health threats. OSA is a condition that occurs when a person regularly stops breathing (apnea) for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. It is usually caused by either the tongue or the soft palate falling back against ... Read on »
HOME SLEEP TEST-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Steven M. Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:00pm Frequently Asked Questions for Patients Does insurance cover the test? Medicare and Aetna will pay for a Home Sleep Test, with other insurance companies beginning to adapt their policies to cover it as well. The best way to find out if it is covered is to call your insurance company or visit their website. If researching their website, you ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea Linked to Silent Strokes by A4M Posted Sun 04 Mar 2012 10:12pm Posted on 2012-03-01 06:00:00 in Sleep | Stroke | Placing the person at extreme fatigue, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by loud, frequent, irregular sounding snoring ... Read on »