Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Make Sure You Understand Which CPAP Machine You Need

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Make Sure You Understand Which CPAP Machine You Need

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you’re not alone. Around 18 million Americans are estimated to have this condition, which causes you to stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to even a minute. Left untreated and undiagnosed, it can be dangerous and increase the risk of heart disease by three times and a stroke by four […]

Sleep Apnea Statistics with CPAP Therapy Recommended

Sleep Apnea Statistics with CPAP Therapy Recommended

Sleep Apnea Statistics Sleep apnea effects up to 22 millions people however most of these people are unaware they suffer from it. Sleep apnea statistics say that as much as 80% of the people that have this sleep disorder have been undiagnosed. An even more alarming stat is that only 50% of the people diagnosed with disordered breathing actually use […]

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: A Positive Alternative for OSA Diagnosis and CPAP Compliance?

Home sleep apnea testing market continues to grow as more and more insurance companies decline reimbursement for in-lab diagnostic polysomnograms. This is not recent news and it doesn’t take much more than common sense to know that the average person that thinks they may have sleep apnea or  been told they have sleep apnea is looking for the most cost […]

1800CPAP Delivers A Good Night’s Sleep to Truckers

Home Sleep Apnea Testing for Truckers We are seeing an amazing increase in self pay home sleep apnea testing from people that work in the transportation industry and it’s not surprising as to why. The hot topic of conversation in the industry has been a law to mandate sleep apnea testing, CPAP therapy if the test was positive, and compliance reporting […]

Untreated Sleep Apnea and Death of Deadliest Catch Star

Sleep Apnea and Death I would like to start off by saying I am a huge fan of Discovery channel hit series Deadliest Catch and the personalities of the cast and crew that have entertained us for years. There are not many jobs out there where millions of people enjoy watching you simply do your job and work. I doubt I would be able […]

Auto CPAP Machines versus Fixed Pressure for Sleep Apnea

Are Auto CPAP Machines Better Than Fixed Pressure CPAP? Written By: Jason Smith, RPSGT Co-Written By: Jason Crowe Date: 2/29/12 There has been an on-going debate in the field of sleep medicine about Auto CPAP machines being used to establish CPAP pressures versus a patient coming back in to the sleep lab for a CPAP titration. Which of these protocols […]