SleepQuest is proud to announce it has earned the highly valued accreditation from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety.
People grow a lot in 13 years, and a successful business is no different. SleepQuest, the leader in at-home diagnostic sleep testing and sleep apnea treatment, is alleviating the growing pains which accompany rapid growth by moving into new corporate offices.
SleepQuest, San Carlos, Calif, a provider of in-home sleep testing and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, recently signed a contract with Aetna Inc. SleepQuest will be a national provider of sleep apnea testing and treatment as part of Aetna's participating network of health care providers.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder if left untreated, affects approximately 18 million Americans. During sleep apnea episodes, a person stops breathing for at least 10 seconds. Depending on the severity of the disorder, a person can have between 10 and 60 episodes a night. Sleep apnea treatment often involves a team of healthcare providers, including dentists, general physicians, surgeons and sleep specialists.
Relationship increases access to testing for sleep-related illnesses
SleepQuest, a national provider of comprehensive sleep screening, testing, therapy and compliance services for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), has been selected for a national contract with Aetna, one of the nation's largest healthcare benefit providers.
Snoring is often viewed as humorous. However, one researcher is calling for an end to such a societal view, as snoring could be an implication of a far more serious condition: sleep apnea. And what's more, the disorder of sleep apnea (also spelled apnoea) may be more dangerous than previously thought. Scientists from University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found that those suffering from "obstructive sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry as people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, the research shows."
Hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the arteries. Increased blood volume, increased heart rate and constriction of arterial blood vessels are some factors that can elevate pressure within the blood vessels. Hypertension can also occur in association with risk factors such as obesity, stress, a high fat or high sodium diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and in association with certain disorders such as Cushing's disease.
Obesity and sleep apnea combined may be major factors in setting up changes inside blood vessels that lead to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, but the changes can be reversed with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new study by Columbia sleep researchers has found.
Renewed efforts to reach physicians coincide with Sleep Awareness Week
The current economic downturn has hurt more than America's wallets, it's hurt sleep habits as well. According to the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep in America poll, nearly one-third of Americans have lost sleep due to economy-related concerns. With Americans everywhere facing the dangers of sleep loss, SleepQuest is renewing its commitment to educate about health risks stemming from sleep disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).