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.

Vitamin D: Your #1 Ally for Better Sleep

Vitamin D: Your #1 Ally for Better Sleep

Learn how Vitamin D deficiency is responsible for insomnia, fatigue, and depression and what you can do to increase your Vitamin D to naturally improve your restorative sleep with Austin's top-rated sleep disorders testing and treatment center, SleepSomatics.

The #1 Sign of a Sleep Disorder … and it’s not Insomnia

The #1 Sign of a Sleep Disorder … and it’s not Insomnia

Patients and doctors both mistakenly believe that Insomnia is the main symptom of a sleep disorder. And that misperception is one reason why 9 out of 10 patients remain undiagnosed and untreated for a sleep disorder.

This New Sleep Apnea Breakthrough Will Change CPAP Forever

This New Sleep Apnea Breakthrough Will Change CPAP Forever

Throw away your old Darth Vader CPAP mask and get ready for a new breakthrough in sleep apnea and snoring treatment that has SleepSomatics own clinical staff raving about comfort and ease of use. Introducing the Brevida, the next leap forward in CPAP technology.

Does iOS 10 “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode Improve Sleep and Cure Insomnia?

Does iOS 10 “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode Improve Sleep and Cure Insomnia?

Sleep clinical research on whether Apple iPhone iOS 10's new “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode can actually improve sleep and cure insomnia. From American Board of Sleep Medicine registered sleep technologist and clinician at SleepSomatics, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center in Austin, TX.

DeVilbiss Healthcare / Drive Medical IntelliPAP Machine

DeVilbiss Healthcare / Drive Medical IntelliPAP Machine

Please use this SleepSomatics patient reference guide for information on the usage, cleaning, and maintenance of your DeVilbiss Healthcare / Drive Medical IntelliPAP Machine (CPAP and Bi-PAP) for treatment of your obstructive sleep apnea or complex/central sleep apnea. 

Sleep More to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Sleep More to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A U.S. research study indicates that increasing quality, restorative sleep can reduce diabetes risk, confirming that improving sleep improves one's health.

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.

Restorative Sleep and Weight Loss

Restorative Sleep and Weight Loss

"With all the money Americans spend on weight loss, why are we the fattest nation on Earth? There are many reasons. The most common reason for weight gain: poor sleep. If you aren't happy with how you look naked, then you must fix your sleep."

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.

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.