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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.

The Relationship between Sleep Apnea, Depression, and Erectile Dysfunction

The Relationship between Sleep Apnea, Depression, and Erectile Dysfunction

"A new research study finds link between depression, erectile dysfunction, and the common and untreated sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea."

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.

Side-Effects and What to Expect from CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

Side-Effects and What to Expect from CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

The CPAP side-effects patients most often are worried about are those we discuss below. This SleepSomatics article on CPAP side-effects takes an admittedly tongue-and-cheek approach to the side-effects discussion. A degree of both humor and levity are employed for effect.

What are CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

What are CPAP, Bi-PAP, and PAP Therapy

This SleepSomatics blog article is part one of a six part series on CPAP Therapy, Bi-PAP (or Bi-Level) Therapy, and Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing (Sleep Apnea) with Non-Invasive PAP 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.