ResMed Beginnings: The Birth of CPAP

ResMed Beginnings: The Birth of CPAP

  ResMed is arguably the face of CPAP. This article explains how they came to be the powerhouse they are today.   Timeline 2,000+ years ago: First records of sleep apnea symptoms 1836: Charles Dickens inspires first term for sleep apnea, “Pickwickian syndrome” 1877: London Physician gives first known detailed description of OSA 1965: First “apnea” recorded using a polysomnograph […]

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Did you know that truck drivers, and other commercial drivers, are a risk on US roadways when they do not adhere to obstructive sleep apnea treatment? This article discusses DOT regulations, how sleep apnea affects drivers and driving, some risk factors, and symptoms. Lastly, you can review some F.A.Q.’s. “An American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) survey of more than 800 […]

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD and sleep apnea are linked according to a study done that involved military veterans. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. Those people, consequently, find it difficult living a normal life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A traumatic life experience, or witnessing a traumatic event can lead to ongoing effects. As a result, PTSD sets in. […]

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Exercise…Really? This article will discuss some exercises you can do to strengthen your respiratory muscles. First, ill explain a little about how the respiratory system works. Then, you will read through some tongue & jaw exercises, as well as breathing exercises that will help manage your sleep apnea symptoms.     What does an athlete do to get […]