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Sleep Apnea and Commercial Drivers: A Deadly Combination

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 8, 2016 12:30:18 PM


There’s no question that driver fatigue poses a serious threat to safety on our nation’s roadways. But just how bad is the threat? Well, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of fatigue-related crashes reported to the police each year stands at a staggering 100,000, many of which involve professional drivers in heavy commercial vehicles. That means an average of 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary damages each year as a result of fatigue-related accidents.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Melanoma

Posted by Circadiance on May 19, 2016 1:58:20 PM

Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased aggressiveness of malignant cutaneous melanoma, according to a multicenter prospective study on the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cancer.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment have higher crash rate

Posted by Circadiance on Apr 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Truck drivers that have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who fail to adhere to treatment had a preventable crash rate five times higher according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Morris, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and colleagues.

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Happy World Sleep Day - March 18, 2016

Posted by Circadiance on Mar 18, 2016 9:49:58 AM


“Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream”

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Topics: Sleep Health

10 Commandments of Healthy Sleep

Posted by Circadiance on Mar 18, 2016 8:58:43 AM


Following the 10 commandments of sleep can help you achieve a healthier night's sleep!

In honor of World Sleep day on March 18, we have been posting 1 of the commandments each day leading up the World Sleep Day. Below is the full list of the 10 Commandments of Healthy Sleep. 


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Topics: Sleep Health

Lack of Sleep is a Costly Danger in the Workplace

Posted by Circadiance on Feb 18, 2016 2:26:53 PM

A Sioux City Journal article examines the impact of sleep deprivation on work, such as workplace errors and accidents.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Shopping in your sleep? The strange new parasomnia

Posted by Circadiance on Jul 24, 2015 8:14:01 AM

 
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A news report from Stuff.co.nz examines the sleep disorder of sleep shopping.

The increasing reports of people firing up phones and laptops in their sleep don’t surprise the founder of the New Zealand-wide Sleep Well Clinic, Dr Alex Bartle.

- See more at: http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2015/07/shopping-in-sleep-strange-new-parasomnia/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=SR+Daily+7%2F21&sp_rid=NDMzMzY0MDI5MTES1&sp_mid=11931533&sp_lnm=S|Shopping%20in%20Your%20Sleep?%20The%20Strange%20New%20Parasomnia&spMailingID=11931533&spUserID=NDMzMzY0MDI5MTES1&spJobID=581481735&spReportId=NTgxNDgxNzM1S0#sthash.mmU8vw8T.dpuf
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Topics: Sleep Health

The Feather Weight Tube is a Great Addition to your CPAP Therapy

Posted by Circadiance on Jun 29, 2015 2:51:01 PM

The SleepWeaver Feather Weight Tube is a great addition to your CPAP therapy because it creates a unique Flex Zone between the SleepWeaver mask and the PAP hose. The tube is extremely lightweight and flexible, and the quick-release reduces the weight and pull on the mask while increasing your freedom to move. The added flexibility also helps to reduce mask leaks to let you enjoy restorative, uninterrupted sleep. The Feather Weight Tube is 15mm in diameter and 18″ long with a standard 22mm connection.
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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

90-Day CPAP Mask Adherence Pilot study

Posted by Circadiance on Jun 22, 2015 12:41:48 PM

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Children With Sleep Apnea Face Health and Cognitive Issues

Posted by Circadiance on Jun 9, 2015 1:44:23 PM

One to 4 percent of all children have obstructive sleep apnea, but many go undiagnosed and untreated.

Is your hyperactive child having trouble learning at school? Does your son constantly toss and turn at night? Can you hear your daughter's irregular breathing during sleep?

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Topics: Sleep Health