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Researchers say Hispanics with sleep apnea may also have hearing loss | Voxxi

In addition to the other risks associated with sleep apnea such as diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, increased hearing loss has been found in a study of Latinos in a Hispanic Community Health Study.  Hispanics are reported to be more likely than other groups to experience sleep apnea and in the study a 31% […]

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Sleep Apnea Monitoring and Testing

Drivers with a diagnosis of sleep apnea and undergoing treatment, please be reminded that there are certain requirements for monitoring and testing. Often times, drivers come in and say that they have sleep apnea and are on CPAP, but they haven’t seen their sleep specialist in years.    Sometimes I get a letter from the sleep […]

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Sleep Apnea Facts

Drivers here are some sleep apnea facts for you from the American Association for Respiratory Care. Also see previous post  on sleep apnea danger and rules.

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Sleep Apnea Dangers and Rules

FMCSA and sleep apnea:  According to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) study performed in 2005 more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea.  Another study conducted by the University of Pensylvania sponsored by the FMCSA and others in the industry showed that commercial truck drivers are at a higher risk than the average population, with […]

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