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Sleep Apnea and Schizophrenia
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Poor sleep and poor mental health go hand in hand. For those with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, sleep loss due to disorders like sleep apnea can magnify symptoms such as mood changes, impaired cognitive function, and other critical implications for schizophrenia patients such as suicidal thoughts and suicidal ideation.   What Is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a ...

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sleep apnea and pilots
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While a good night’s sleep is necessary for all of us to stay healthy, pilots must get the sleep they need. Many pilots face erratic and lengthy flight schedules,  disruptions to their natural sleep patterns, and the demand to function while suffering from sleep loss. The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation for Pilots Exhaustion while flying has been reported ...

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Sleep Apnea & ADHD
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, affects approximately 11% of school-age children.1 Many of the symptoms of ADHD, however, may be similar to those of sleep apnea. Making the distinction is especially important for children, and even adults, who may be misdiagnosed with ADHD when they really have sleep apnea.  What is ADHD? ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder ...

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What are the DOT Sleep Apnea Test Requirements?
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The Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a test that permits drivers to drive a commercial vehicle of over 10,000 pounds. This test must be taken every 2 years so that drivers can be tested on their physical fitness and health, to make sure drivers can safely operate a large vehicle. The DOT physical assesses many areas of ...

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Sleep apnea is linked to many physical problems and health concerns, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While studies indicate a strong link between sleep deprivation and mental health, few clinicians view sleep apnea as a potential cause of depression. Why Does Sleep Apnea Cause Mood Swings and Anxiety? Sleep apnea is a common disorder in ...

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Is an at-home sleep apnea test covered by insurance?
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If your doctor suspects that you are suffering from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, you may receive a prescription for a sleep study. Many patients vie for the convenience and lower cost of a home sleep study (HSAT). Whether that test is covered by your medical insurance, however, may require some research. Why Do Many People Choose ...

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