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CPAP systems evolve to meet demand


Greater public awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, ongoing technological advancements and stronger patient compliance are all contributing factors in the continued viability of the sleep therapy industry, market specialists say.

Study: ASV improves compliance


SAN DIEGO – Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who develop central sleep apnea are more compliant when they switch from CPAP to adaptive servo-ventilation, according to a new study.

Routine OSA screenings not necessarily necessary


YARMOUTH, Maine – There isn’t enough evidence to support routine screenings for obstructive sleep apnea says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Untreated sleep apnea has economic impact


The economic burden of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is nearly $150 billion dollars, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Study: OSA common in Type 1 diabetics


YARMOUTH, Maine – Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with Type 1 diabetes, especially those who have had the disease for a long time, says a study reported on

Report: Untreated sleep apnea costs billions


DARIEN, Ill. – Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea costs nearly $150 billion annually in the United States, according a new report commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Untreated sleep apnea increases crash risk


MORRIS, Minn. – Commercial truck drivers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea crash five times more often than those without sleep apnea, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.

In brief: Clock ticks on MPP, MAC outlines responsibilities


WASHINGTON – All eyes in Washington, D.C., last week may have been on the Affordable Care Act and the website that couldn’t, but that didn’t stop stakeholders from meeting with legislative staffers to get a sense of what the industry might accomplish before the end of the year.

Infosys, NovaSom speed up sleep apnea diagnostics


BANGALORE, India and GLEN BURNIE, Md. – NovaSom’s new cloud-based portal, designed by Infosys, will reduce the time from test completion to report generation for sleep apnea diagnosis by two days, according to a joint press release.