CPAP Alternatives

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

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Yes. BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) like most insurers recognizes that sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. If left untreated, the cost of related health conditions related to sleep apnea is much greater than the cost of treating sleep apnea. So BCBSNE covers the diagnosis […]

CPAP Fails Again: Treatment Doesn’t Improve Heart Risks

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We’ve already seen this conclusion before: CPAP treatment may help some aspects of sleep apnea, but it doesn’t ultimately improve heart disease risks. This is the conclusion of a new review of all available data. It shows that although it can improve […]

Will Your Personality Make It Harder to Comply with CPAP?

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When you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, it’s important to find a sleep apnea treatment that you will actually use. If you don’t use your treatment, you will continue to be at risk for the dangers of sleep apnea.

Because CPAP compliance rates can be low, it’s important […]

Evaluating Wearable Tech as Sleep Test for TBI Victims

A new nationwide study is being instituted to see if wearable sleep sensors can be as accurate as  sleep lab tests for sleep apnea. The study focuses on an at-risk population for sleep apnea that may not know they have elevated risk: traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

Because sleep apnea can make it harder […]

When CPAP Causes Sleep Apnea, How Can It Be Treated?

It’s a problem we’ve talked about before: when CPAP is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, it may sometimes cause central sleep apnea (CSA). CSA is when your brain just stops telling your lungs to breathe. This causes a major treatment problem. Not only does it make people thoroughly dependent on […]

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