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Sleep Testing is even easier with Telemedicine!

Millennium Sleep Lab will connect you to a physician for a virtual visit.  If you are a candidate, the physician will order a Home Sleep Test. We will ship you a testing device, and our staff will talk you through proper setup once you receive it. Then you test in the SAFETY and comfort of your own home! Many insurances cover telemedicine visits and some have added coverage given the current health concerns.  Millennium Sleep Lab is contracted with all major insurances for sleep testing, and we’ll confirm with your specific plan. Call us at 877-933-9470 to take the first step …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and The Current Pandemic

The current pandemic is understandably leading to anxiety and fear for many people, who are not only concerned about their own welfare, but vulnerable loved ones too. There is still much to be understood about this new strain of flu-like virus. However, one of the often-repeated facts we are aware of is the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are at increased risk of displaying severe symptoms and increased mortality rates. People with obstructive sleep apnea need to take additional care to minimize their potential exposure to the virus as it is a chronic respiratory condition which could place …

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Boost your Immune System with Sleep

You may remember a parent saying you need sleep to stay healthy when you were a kid. You may have thought it was a conspiracy to get you to go to bed.  It probably was, but it’s also true!  Sleep is essential to our immune system’s ability to fight disease. According to Mayo Clinic experts, studies have shown that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus like COVID-19 or even the common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you …

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Patient Safety regarding Infection Diseases

Message from the Chief Operating Officer: Millennium Sleep Lab is dedicated to the health of our patients which means getting them the test they need and not exposing them to COVID19 or any other infectious disease. We have existing infection control protocols for cleaning test equipment and facility surfaces that include: Intermediate level disinfectants used on hard surface like plastic cases Laundering with medical grade detergent of soft materials like elastic sensors Careful separation of clean areas from receiving areas The disinfectant used exceeds the recommendation from the CDC.  These protocols have been reviewed, inspected and approved by the JCAHO …

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Servicing the Undiagnosed OSA Population

We at Millennium Sleep Lab are disappointed that a pillar of the home sleep testing community has filed for Bankruptcy.  We considered NovaSom a quality provider that delivered in both technology as well as patient care. Losing a national sleep testing provider when there are an estimated 22 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea and 80% undiagnosed, leaves many patients at risk of not receiving the care they need! Millennium Sleep Lab has historically served the mid-West with home sleep tests, but in the last year has expanded to serve the entire continental United States!  We can bring our core values of convenience, quality, …

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Headaches Can Be Sleep Related

June is Headache Awareness Month. Frequently waking up with a headache is a sign of a potential sleep disorder. However, treatment can reduce of even eliminate sleep-related headaches! Did you know: Half of all migraines occur between 4am – 9am 50% of people who wake up with a headache might have Sleep Apnea Talk to Us or your medical professional today about your sleep! According to  O’Brien SM. Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders. Clinical Advisor. 2017 Feb 09. www.clinicaladvivor.com/the-waiting-room/managing-headaches-in-sleep-disorders/article/637016 Rains J. Sleep Disorders and Headaches. American Migraine Foundation. 16 Dec 2016. americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/sleep/

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month!

83% of drug resistant hypertension patients also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea! Half of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients also have hypertension! The good news is treatment can help! For example evidence shows when you treat people with sleep apnea, their blood pressure is not only lower at night – it’s also lower during the day. Take time to have your (or your loved ones) sleep evaluated –  it can even be done in your own home! Talk to your us or your medical professional about your sleep today! According to the National Sleep Foundation https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-apnea-and-heart-disease The American Heart Association and the American …

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#HeartMonth February

February is heart month. February is when we have our hearts checked and when we commit ourselves to heart-healthy living. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US.  On thepositive side, there are many ways to reduce our risk of heart disease, and one of the easiest is to get tested and treated for sleep apnea. Evidence continues to show a close relationship between heart disease, including hypertension, and sleep apnea.  When oxygen levels decrease during sleep, blood pressure spikes. This high blood pressure can then carry into …

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