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Sleeping next to your dog has amazing health benefits and helps you sleep better

It’s the news dog-lovers everywhere will rejoice at. If you ever feel bad about letting your dog sleep in bed with you, then you can relax. A recent study was carried out by the Mayo Clinic to discover whether or not the presence of a dog disturbs people when they’re fast asleep. Forty healthy participants… Read More »

Research highlights importance of good sleep for prevention of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a severe and lethal form of dementia, affects over 5 million Americans per year,1 approximately 200,000 of which are under the age of 65. By 2050, prevalence is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect 1 in 4 Americans, rivaling the… Read More »

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 »