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9 Reasons to Consider Continuous Open Airway Treatment

A common misconception for many sleep apnea sufferers is that a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device is the only solution. At Simple Sleep Services, we have an alternative “go-to,” proven method for treating even the most severe cases of sleep apnea. The solution is the SomnoDent®, a product similar to a mouthguard. The SomnoDent® […]

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Simple Sleep Services Earned Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation!

Simple Sleep Services is proud to announce we have received a Home Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission! What Is the Joint Commission? The Joint Commission is the world’s largest health care accreditor. Organizations seeking accreditation must prove they meet strict standards in specific performance areas established by the Commission. To earn and maintain accreditation, […]

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Should OSA Screening Be Required for Transportation Workers?

Millions of Americans rely on trains and buses to get them from one place to another. Even if you don’t use public transportation, you are sharing the road with commercial vehicles such as school buses and long-distance trucks. New rules may require these drivers to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder […]

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Sleep Apnea & Seniors: An Invisible Population

Meet Cheryl. Cheryl’s 72-year-old mother, Viola, lives in an apartment attached to Cheryl’s suburban home. Viola’s health has been generally pretty good and she is often found puttering around in Cheryl’s backyard garden. Viola joins Cheryl and her family for dinner several times per week, but usually handles her other meals and household responsibilities on […]

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Weighing the Evidence: Historical Figures with Sleep Apnea

Johannes Brahms, Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte. What do these famous names have in common? They are believed to have suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a dangerous sleep disorder that causes breathing cessations. Let’s review the symptoms and examine the evidence. Common Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Fatigue Snoring Morning headache Dry Mouth Napoleon Bonaparte […]

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Athletes in the Spotlight for Sleep Apnea

Think young, healthy star athletes don’t get obstructive sleep apnea? Think again. Texas Ranger’s hitter, Prince Fielder, and Michigan Wolverine’s forward, Ricky Doyle, have been recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes that breathing to start and stop repeatedly. Breathing pauses occur when the airway becomes blocked, usually a result […]

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Is Sleep Apnea a Relatively New Disorder?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects 18 million Americans, although by some estimates nearly 80% of sufferers are undiagnosed. Symptoms include snoring, pauses in breathing and chronic daytime fatigue. Some health experts believe OSA is reaching almost epidemic proportions  — is this because it’s a newly recognized disorder? Turns out no, […]

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What Patients Say about Dental Device for Sleep Apnea

Tired of masks, tubes and sleeping uncomfortably attached to a machine? If you’re looking for an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, you may want to consider the FDA approved treatment available from SomnoMed. SomnodDent, a type of continuous open airway therapy (COAT), is an oral device worn in the mouth during sleep […]

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Why Sleep Apnea and Surgery Can Pose Dangers

In our previous post, we talked about how dangerous it can be for a patient to undergo even routine surgery if he or she has an undiagnosed sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Even patients who know they have OSA are at a greater risk — sometimes the nurses and residents who provide follow […]

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Medicare & CPAP: A Match NOT Made in Heaven

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you know how difficult it is to find a treatment that works. But, imagine jumping through hoops just to secure that treatment? That’s the dilemma facing millions of Americans with Medicare, one of the largest health insurance providers in the country. Medicare serves more than 52 million customers, many […]

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