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UnitedHealthcare to start covering medical implant for sleep apnea

Starting August 1, UnitedHealthcare is covering a specific therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, a medical implant developed by Inspire Medical Systems. UnitedHealthcare’s policy will consider Inspire’s device to be medically necessary for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA when specified criteria are met–including a patient’s previous attempt at continuous positive airway pressure treatment and… Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Sleep

by Charles Wood If you’ve ever found yourself tossing and turning in the early hours of the morning for no apparent reason, then you’ll completely understand the frustration this brings, especially if it happens regularly. You’re also not alone — in fact, one-third of Britons now sleep for just five to six hours per night,… Read More »

Have sleep apnea? You might have hearing loss, too

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may want to schedule a appointment to see a hearing care professional, too. Both hearing loss and sleep apnea canhave a negative impact on your personalrelationships. While researchers are still studying the relationship between the two, hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies… Read More »