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Digital Health Startup Vitalistics Announces Public Launch

By |November 29th, 2016|

Vitalistics, a digital health startup transforming the overnight pulse oximetry and home sleep testing experience, launches today. Tucson, AZ, November 29, 2016 – Vitalistics, with a leadership team that brings over 30 years of combined experience in the field, launches today as an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility to help patients get the testing they need [...]

Why Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Crucial

By |October 31st, 2016|

An estimated 18 million Americans are living with sleep apnea, that equals about 1 out of every 15 Americans. Data shows that of those, approximately 1 out of every 50 Americans have an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. It’s a problem that has reached near epidemic proportions. The problem goes well beyond simply not getting a good night’s sleep...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: More Than A Bad Night’s Sleep

By |October 27th, 2016|

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly starts and stops due to upper airway obstruction (pictured below). These interruptions in breathing are called apneas. People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea commonly experience excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, abrupt awakenings, and reduced work performance. Obstructive sleep apnea can also bring about other issues including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression, which when paired with sleep apnea, can be associated with increased ...

Sleep: An Essential for Good Health. What’s the Cost of Bad Sleep?

By |October 24th, 2016|

Most people don’t realize that the reason for their bad sleep may be more than being uncomfortable throughout the night. Studies show that approximately 1 in 15 Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and as many as 80% go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is very often overlooked due to its broad symptoms, which most commonly includes snoring. While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, loud and ongoing snoring followed by abrupt awakenings and gasping for air is considered an apnea. This occurs from an obstructed airway...

Do You Have the Signs of Sleep Apnea?

By |October 20th, 2016|

The signs of sleep apnea are often overlooked by physicians and patients alike. Why? Because they are very broad and can be mistaken for signs of other problems. One of the most common amd easily identified signs of sleep apnea is loud and ongoing snoring...

Sleep Deprivation: It’s Scarier Than You Thought

By |October 17th, 2016|

Not getting enough sleep not only kills your productivity, it could also kill you. Not getting enough sleep has such a negative impact that people who are drunk are able to outperform people who are sleep deprived. The stats don’t stop there...

What is Sleep Apnea? A Guide for Patients

By |October 13th, 2016|

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing while you sleep, called apneas. It often goes undiagnosed due to its broad symptoms. Each apnea can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes and may occur 30+ times each hour. During these pauses, your airway relaxes and you are unable to receive enough air to your lungs, causing snoring...

Sleep Disorder Comorbidities: Are You at Risk?

By |October 10th, 2016|

A patient is said to have comorbidities when he/she has multiple coexisting diseases. In the United States, about 80% of Medicare spending is devoted to patients with 4 or more chronic conditions. Sleep disorders present medical comorbidities quite frequently. Disorders like insomnia and hypersomnia are highly comorbid with conditions such as chronic pain and diabetes. Here are some of the most common conditions found in sleep disordered breathing patients...

Top 10 Reasons DME Providers Choose Us

By |October 6th, 2016|

Vitalistics™ is a Medicare-approved Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) committed to improving the lives of those suffering from respiratory conditions. Learn here why physicians and DME suppliers choose to work with Vitalistics. Web-based application: The Vitalistics web based application does not need to be installed. It is hosted so data is backed daily on your [...]