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Are you always tired?

If you snore regularly and experience constant daytime sleepiness, you may have a condition called “sleep apnea”. Sleep apnea, if left untreated, can be a contributing risk factor in high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression. sleep apnea

The following checklist can help you identify some of the signs of sleep apnea.

  • Has your partner noticed that you gasp or stop breathing during sleep?
  • Do you often wake up feeling unrefreshed?
  • Do you sometimes feel excessively sleepy during the day?
  • Have your energy and motivation levels decreased?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Are you a heavy snorer?
  • Does anyone else in your family have a history of snoring or sleep apnea?
  • Do you sometimes fall asleep at work or while driving?
  • Do you ever wake up with a headache?
  • Are you suffering from depression?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be at a greater risk from sleep apnea and should discuss it with your doctor.

Sleep apnea can be treated

The standard treatment for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. There are numerous problems that may be caused if sleep apnea is left untreated. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is important.

Sleep apnea diagnosis

After consulting with your doctor, if he/she feels you are at risk for sleep apnea they will recommend a sleep test. Depot Drug has made these tests easy and affordable. The at-home sleep test will be sent to you. Once data is collected, a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan will be sent to your doctor.

Benefits of the at-home sleep test:

  • Easy and Convenient – done in your own home on your own time
  • No need to take time off work
  • FDA Approved
  • Sleep technician available for counseling and to answer your questions
  • No need to travel to a sleep center and spend the night away from home
  • Affordable

Benefits of a good nights sleep

By utilizing CPAP therapy, your quality of life will improve and you will benefit from finally having a good night’s sleep.

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease – sleep disruptions are linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, irregular heartbeat and elevated blood sugar.
  • Reduce stress – sleep loss results in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness.
  • Improve your memory – sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory.
  • Reduce risk of depression – sleep impacts the levels of serotonin in your body. People with a deficiency in serotonin are likely to suffer from depression.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – sleep deprivation causes weight gain by affecting the way your body processes and stores carbohydrates.
  • Helps control diabetes
  • Increase safety – sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime.

Did you know?

  1. 52.5% of all work related accidents and injuries are potentially related to sleepiness in the US working population.
  2. Individuals with untreated sleep apnea perform, on average, as poorly as individuals whose levels of blood alcohol concentration exceed the legal limit.
  3. Diagnosing and treating all drivers with sleep apnea would save $11.1 billion in collision costs and 980 lives annually.

Depot Drug mail order pharmacy makes treating sleep apnea easy and convenient. You will work directly with an on-staff sleep specialist and your supplies will be delivered right to your door when you need them. Depot Drug has teamed with the very best partners in CPAP therapy making treatment affordable for our members. For more information, visit us on the web at: completesleepprogram.com or call us at 800-877-0618 or email us at help@completesleepprogram.com.

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