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Hey truckers! Suffering from Sleep Apnea? There’s an App for that!

In the modern age that we live in where there is literally an app for everything, so it shouldn’t surprise you that there is an app for sleep apnea sufferers. It is called Sleepmapper and has been created by Philips Respironics.

This app, which is available for Androids and iPhones, can educate you, troubleshoot and give you feedback on your condition. Sleepmapper is the “first self-management system for OSA patients that incorporates motivation enhancement therapy techniques to aid in adherence to sleep therapy” (in non-scientific terms, it helps you help yourself stay on track and stay awake). Sounds like it could be useful.

Pauses, shallow and infrequent breathing during sleep are all causes of sleep apnea. These pauses can be frequent lasting 10 seconds or more causes build-ups of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. It is currently estimated that almost a third of all commercial truck drivers suffer from sleep apnea.

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