First Coast Service Options Inc has revised the requirements for the Florida Local Coverage Determination (LCD) #L29949 to accept Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) as a recognized accreditor of sleep labs. The revised requirements became effective on July 8, 2014.
A Pasadena, Calif-based startup is working on harnessing 3-D technology to create custom CPAP masks for sleep apnea patients via 3-D scanning, smart geometry, and 3-D printing. Metamason has just completed prototyping the Respere Secure CPAP Mask and the Respere Freedom CPAP Adapter.
According to a new national consumer study, nearly two-thirds (61%) of Americans fall asleep with the TV on.
Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, says a new study.
A breastfeeding advocacy group has produced a book called Sweet Sleep, which gives advice for mothers of young children about how to balance getting enough sleep with feeding their babies. The solution, according to them? Bed-sharing, reports The Hamilton Spectator.
Wired reports on why spending extra time sleeping in can actually make you feel more exhausted. This can help you explain to your patients why, when they think they’re getting more rest, they actually feel deprived.
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) has helped develop a system to prevent driver fatigue and sleepiness.
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, Natus Medical Inc reported revenue of $86.3 million, an increase of 5% compared to $82.3 million reported for the second quarter of 2013. Net income was $7.7 million compared with net income of $4.0 million.
The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine and the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project have established a registry to investigate unanticipated perioperative deaths and near misses in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
In light of a recent news article discussing mandatory sleep apnea tests for transportation operators as a means of reducing accidents, trucking company Prime Inc released a statement noting the company’s efforts to reduce sleep apnea-related accidents.