Importance of Sleep While Battling Chronic Pain

Importance of Sleep While Battling Chronic Pain

Roughly 1 out of every 5 Americans are disrupted by chronic pain during sleep. The clinical explanation is that sleep’s effect on pain is greater than the effect pain has on sleep. Some common sleep issues, such as insomnia and sleep apnea, can be worsened due to...
4 Metrics Your Sleep Center Should Be Tracking

4 Metrics Your Sleep Center Should Be Tracking

Sleep studies generate a large quantity of information regarding a patient’s sleep quality. Patients and physicians only view a fraction of this data, but it is important to analyze the proper metrics. While in-lab testing is more comprehensive, home sleep tests...
How to Future-Proof Your Sleep Center

How to Future-Proof Your Sleep Center

As a medical provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to consider ways to make your practice thrive despite the unfortunate circumstances. The value of technology is everlasting, and virtual sleep centers are a way to move sleep testing from labs into...
Why Home Sleep Testing is Preferred for Sleep Apnea

Why Home Sleep Testing is Preferred for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes the patient to temporarily stop breathing while sleeping. The diagnostic standard for OSA is nocturnal polysomnography in a sleep lab setting, but that is not always feasible for patients. Sleep labs have...
How Sleep Apnea Affects the Cardiovascular System

How Sleep Apnea Affects the Cardiovascular System

It is estimated that 22 million people in America suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and approximately 80% of these cases are undiagnosed. OSA causes people to experience symptoms like daytime sleepiness, headaches, mood changes, and high...
Overcoming 3 Challenges of Home Sleep Testing

Overcoming 3 Challenges of Home Sleep Testing

Home sleep testing (HST) allows patients to take a sleep test from the comfort and safety of their home instead of traveling to a sleep center or hospital. In most cases, doctors such as primary care providers, cardiologists, sleep specialists, and even dentists order...