Sleep Apnea

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Insurance papers

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 […]

DOT Withdraws Sleep Apnea Rule

Last week, two agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they would no longer pursue rules about sleep apnea screening and treatment for truck drivers and rail engineers. The rule was embattled by industry lobbyists, and the rule withdrawal was intended as an […]

Sleep Apnea Increases Retinopathy Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Glucometer and other instruments

As with sleep apnea, diabetes is a condition that can dramatically impact your overall health. As with sleep apnea, there is virtually no part of your body that is not impacted by your diabetes. So when you have both sleep apnea and diabetes, […]

Has Your Migraine Doctor Asked You About Sleep Apnea?

Woman in bed with headache

Migraines are one of the most disabling conditions in the world. They cost billions in terms of lost work and productivity. But for as costly as migraines are, they are poorly understood, and, as a result, they often go untreated or barely treated. Most migraine […]

Sleep Apnea Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

Sleep apnea diagram

Late last year, we speculated that sleep apnea may have contributed to the death of Carrie Fisher. This week, the coroner’s report confirmed that sleep apnea played a role in her death, although the official cause of death was listed as “undetermined.”

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