Insufficient Sleep Lowers Resistance to Common Cold

Last Updated: 2009-01-12 16:00:35 -0400 (Reuters Health) Poor sleep efficiency and reduced sleep duration increase the likelihood of developing a clinical cold following rhinovirus exposure, investigators report in the Archives of Internal Medic

ResMed Launches Mirage Activa LT Nasal Mask

ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, recently introduced the Mirage Activa™ LT nasal mask. The Mirage Activa LT mask cushion features ActiveCell technology that expands and contracts during use, acting as an independent suspension to keep the cushion i

CPAPtalk.com Completes Seventh Product Challenge

CPAPtalk.com, the online sleep apnea community, completed its seventh product challenge. The product challenges allow manufacturers with similar products to challenge each other publicly in CPAP user satisfaction trials. The seventh and most recent

In Central Sleep Apnea, CPAP Cuts Apnea But Not Arousals

by Anthony J. Brown, MD Last Updated: 2009-01-22 8:00:31 -0400 (Reuters Health) While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can virtually eliminate central sleep apnea (CSA), it does not reduce sleep arousals or improve sleep quality, accord

CMS Establishes $50,000 Surety Bond Requirement for DMEs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to curb Medicare fraud by requiring a $50,000 surety bond from certain durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers. DME suppliers must meet this requirement by October 2, 2009, if t

Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death

Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain, elevates blood pressure within the brain and eventually harms the brain’s ability to modulate these changes and prevent damage to itself, according to a new study published by The American

Reggie White Foundation Releases Educational DVD

The Reggie White Sleep Disorders Research & Education Foundation completed an educational DVD about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is making it available to anyone who has an interest free of charge. Funded by a grant from the National F