Veteranclaims’s Blog

September 4, 2010

20% of Veterans Suffer from Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 8:23 pm

Full Article at: Veteran Sleep Apnea

“The sound of sleep disturbed is a common symptom of sleep apnea.

The disorder linked to excessive daytime sleepiness, heart disease, even strokes, now being diagnosed in a growing number of military veterans.

The veterans administration says about 20% of all vets suffer from sleep apnea and according to statistics released to The USA Today Newspaper, the number of vets receiving benefits to treat the disorder jumped 61% between 2008 and this year.”

“The most common treatment is a breathing device called ACPAP.

The VA covers the cost of the equipment and testing.

How to access those benefits is one of the most popular discussion topics on a sleep apnea support group website.

The VA is spending about 500 million dollars a year to treat veterans with the disorder.”

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