Sleep Test

New Disposable Patch Could Lead to Effortless Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

mature man sleeping on white pillow in bed

If you’re already the kind of person wearing a health tracker like a FitBit, the adaptation of these to help diagnose sleep apnea could have big benefits. But what if you’re not already using that kind of device? What […]

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 […]

Sleep Apnea Suspected in Another Deadly Train Crash

After sleep apnea was implicated as the major cause of a NY train derailment that killed 4 people, injured 60 others and caused more than $9 million in property damage, NY transit instituted a program of sleep apnea screening eventually expanded to all engineers.

NJ Transit followed suit, supposedly screening […]

BMI-Mandated Sleep Apnea Testing Legal, Court Says

A Federal Court has ruled that trucking companies can require employees to take a sleep apnea test based on their BMI. They decided that it was legal and nondiscriminatory to require sleep tests for drivers whose BMI was over 35.

Not a Violation of the ADA

The driver had refused to get a sleep […]

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