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07. 19. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Korea pushes for safety features in commercial vehicles

I thought I would share this recent article with you regarding the transportation industry and accidents caused by obstructive sleep apnea. The United States Government is also formulating rules to make our trails, rails, air, and waterways safe. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170713000777

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06. 22. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Direct vs. Indirect Causes of OSA

What actually causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and why is it left undiagnosed so often? There are a multitude of reasons, but the most common remains that people are unaware they have a sleep problem. OSA is not always obvious (like a broken bone) and people don’t always know how to address the problem. And…

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05. 19. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Are You Sleeping in the Right Position?

Let’s face it – most of us aren’t thinking about the position we sleep in when our head hits the pillow after a long workday.  Nevertheless, the correct sleeping position and sleep quality can have an incredible impact on chronic pain (back, head, neck, shoulder, etc.). A good night’s sleep allows your body to repair/heal…

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05. 19. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Long Work Hours & Staffing Shortages

For most people today, the typical workday no longer consists of a “9 to 5” schedule.  Nurses, for example, typically work a 12-hour shift (7am – 7pm or vice-versa).  People working the night shift may begin at 11pm or midnight, and they are getting ready for bed at 9am.  Our internal clocks are geared for…

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04. 06. 2017

Sleep Apnea

Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)

Do you work the night shift or know someone who does?  Approximately 20% of the US workforce is engaged in some type of shift work. To clarify, shift work means having a work schedule outside of the typical “9 to 5” day. This can mean a 12-hour shift, a night shift, or something like 6am…

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