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Top 5 Questions to Ask when Shopping for a CPAP Machine for your Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

Top 5 Questions to Ask when Shopping for a CPAP Machine for your Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

The top 5 questions to ask before buying a new CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea or snoring. From Austin's top-rated sleep lab since 1999, SleepSomatics Diagnostic Center.

Mandating Commercial Motor Vehicle CDL Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing

Mandating Commercial Motor Vehicle CDL Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing

The most effective way to reduce automobile fatalities caused by sleep deprivation are to mandate screening of all CMV operators for obstructive sleep apnea, enact verifiable sleep testing protocols for these screenings, and enforce nationwide compliance for all commercial drivers’ license medical examiners. 

This article is an opinion essay by a SleepSomatics clinician. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of SleepSomatics.

Go Back to Sleep Before Back-to-School

Go Back to Sleep Before Back-to-School

As Texas kids head back to school, many parents don't know that their children's summer sleep habits and poor school year sleep is responsible for poor grades, poor academic performance, behavioral problems, and if left-untreated, long-term health complications.

1 in 5 Deaths from Drowsy Driving

1 in 5 Deaths from Drowsy Driving

Drunk driving kills nearly 30 Americans daily. Texting and distracted driving kills more than 9 Americans daily. What about drowsy (or fatigued) driving? The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates a staggering 1 in 5 fatalities are caused by drowsy drivers.

Insurance Coverage for CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

Insurance Coverage for CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

This article focuses on one important aspect of insurance CPAP coverage. Most insurances now require certification of Compliance to maintain benefits coverage of sleep apnea treatment with CPAP or Bi-PAP (Bi-Level) Therapy.

NFL Offensive Lineman Diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea

NFL Offensive Lineman Diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea

Sixth-round draft pick (and recently released) Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen just confirmed he was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Battle of the Bulge is a Battle of the Sleep Deprived

Battle of the Bulge is a Battle of the Sleep Deprived

Monday morning: we head back to work, get a fresh start on the new week, and often yawn repeatedly as we wish we could have gotten just a few more hours of sleep over the weekend. Sound familiar? For millions of sleep-deprived Americans, Blue Monday is a fatigued, somnolent reality.

What Causes Deficient Restorative Sleep?

What Causes Deficient Restorative Sleep?

This SleepSomatics blog article is part three of a three part series on sleep quality, sleep disorders, and in-lab sleep study testing.

Fragmented or Interrupted Sleep As Bad As No Sleep At All!

Fragmented or Interrupted Sleep As Bad As No Sleep At All!

Do you wake up often at night with insomnia or snore heavily and ignore your sleep apnea? New research shows that fragmented or interrupted sleep is just as potentially fatal as getting no sleep at all!

What is Restorative Sleep?

What is Restorative Sleep?

This SleepSomatics blog article is part two of a three part series on sleep quality, sleep disorders, and in-lab sleep study testing.

Even Missing One Night of Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Even Missing One Night of Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Researchers at University of Bonn and King's College London found that even as little as 24 hours without sleep can produce symptoms of schizophrenia.

Sleep More to Lose Weight

Sleep More to Lose Weight

Poor sleep is known to produce a range of unusual and life-threatening conditions that, if left untreated, are ultimately deadly. One consequence of broken or insufficient sleep is obesity.