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EHR Warning Improves Sleep Apnea Screening for Epilepsy Patients

Sleep apnea is closely linked to many serious health conditions. Even conditions for which it can’t be cited as a direct cause, sleep apnea can lead to worsened symptoms and worsened outcomes.

This is the case for epilepsy. Patients with epilepsy and sleep apnea tend to experience more serious and […]

95% of African Americans with Sleep Apnea Undiagnosed

We know that most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it. In the past, researchers have estimated that perhaps 80% of people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. Now new research suggests that in some communities, the rate of undiagnosed sleep apnea could be much higher.

In this […]

By |September 12th, 2018|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Test|

Most Seniors at Risk for Sleep Apnea, but More than 90% Are Untested

We know that most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it. Overall, estimates of undiagnosed sleep apnea show that perhaps 80-90% of people with the condition don’t know they have it. Now a new study suggests that the rate of undiagnosed sleep apnea for seniors could be even […]

If Your Insomnia Drugs Are Failing, You Probably Have Sleep Apnea

It’s common in this country to look to drugs to treat our problems. This is as much a failing among patients as doctors, although it’s often put on doctors, who, as the educated professional in the area, should know better. Ideally, all parties should agree that when drugs aren’t working, a different treatment should be […]

Apple Watch Plus AI 90% Accurate in Diagnosing Sleep Apnea: Study

We’ve been talking before about how wearable tech can be used to potentially spot people’s risk for sleep apnea, but it seems that the technological progress is amazingly fast, outstripping our ability to really understand how it works.

Those are some of the insights coming from a large study showing that […]

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