Tag Archives: Sleep

The Best Sleep Positions

Getting a good night’s rest is essential to your body’s recovery. Those who sleep eight hours a night see improvements in concentration and productivity. Good sleepers metabolize food more efficiently than those who struggle with sleep. And sleeping the appropriate amount each night can assist in reducing depression. It’s simple; if you don’t sleep, your… 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 »

Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded warnings in boxes on labels and patient guides. The Food and Drug Administration, in what it called a safety announcement, noted that the drugs’ side effects included risky behaviors, such as… Read More »