Dealing with a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

With new rules and regulations coming out each year, many truck drivers are finding if difficult to keep up with any requirements needed to stay out on the road. At your yearly DOT physical you will find that there are now more questions regarding sleep apnea than there have been in the past. Aeroflow Industrial Clinic is a full-service program designed to help you get tested for sleep apnea and quickly receive the treatment required to get you back on the road.

Home sleep testing done from the road

If required by your DOT physician, the first step to deal with possible sleep apnea is to take an in-home sleep test. You may feel anxious about dealing with a sleep test, but without completing it there will be no way to diagnose sleep apnea for certain. The home test can be mailed directly to you, so you can take it in the comfort of your own home or even in the cab of your truck. Once you have completed the test it will be sent back to Aeroflow Industrial where a board certified sleep physician will read your results and diagnose you either positive or negative for sleep apnea.

Cheap CPAP machines

If your results are negative for sleep apnea, your DOT physician will typically release you to drive but may check in with you about sleep apnea at your next yearly appointment. If your results are positive for sleep apnea, the next step for you will be to get set up with continuous positive airway pressure treatment, or CPAP machine. While it is common to feel concerned when you have a positive diagnosis of sleep apnea, there is no need to be worried. In fact, treating sleep apnea will not only make you safer on the road, but it will often lead to more restful sleep and higher energy levels during the day.

Qualify for supplies through insurance

CPAP treatment is easy and affordable. Drivers will have the option to pay for items out of pocket or qualify through insurance for sleep apnea equipment. The staff at Aeroflow Industrial Clinics will work with you to select a CPAP machine, mask and supplies that will suit your sleep apnea needs and budget. Long-term compliance tracking is easy with a wireless modem that will call in your data each morning and will help you stay on track to meet your DOT physician’s requirements.

Get back on the road in no time!

A diagnosis of sleep apnea does not mean your driving career is over. Contact Aeroflow Industrial Clinics today to get started with fast and easy sleep apnea testing and treatment. Get better sleep and have more productive driving shifts with CPAP treatment from Aeroflow Industrial Clinics.

2017-07-10T18:13:10+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Industrial, Sleep Apnea/CPAP|0 Comments