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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Apnea treatment good for employers

  Companies should encourage their employees to get treatment for apnea.
  Not only is it the right thing to do, it can help employers' all-important bottom line.
  A presentation at the 2012 American Sleep Apnea Association conference said companies that implement a screening and treatment program will enjoy higher productivity and lower health care costs, Sleep Review magazine reports.
  Obviously, the cost of the ailments related to untreated apnea (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes) can add up quickly (in the BILLIONS according to some reports), not to mention fatigued employees quite literally falling down on the job or behind the wheel.


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