BLACKSTONE BLOG

  • Guidelines Used to Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    There are several criteria that doctors follow for diagnosing OSA. These include how the patient reports their sleeping habits, family medical history, personal medical history, and the result of studies they may be ordered to get a more clinical overview of how well a patient sleeps. When OSA is fi...

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  • What You Can Expect During a Sleep Study

    When it comes to undergoing a sleep study to rule out or diagnose OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it is important to understand what the test will involve, as well as how best to prepare for the procedure. The level of preparation required depends on whether the patient is going to have the test perfo...

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  • New Study Shows OSA’s Effect on Driving

    A recent study from St. James University Hospital in England shows that those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to fail a simulated driving test than those who do not have the condition....

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  • Blackstone Saves Day for PAP Companies (Press Release)

    Tampa, Fla.—Blackstone Medical Services, an IDTF specializing in sleep apnea diagnosis and telehealth solutions, uses proprietary cloud-based technology, providing patients and physicians better quality, access and cost—matching the nation’s shift to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) appr...

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  • Training Makes All the Difference

    Last week, eight members of the Blackstone Medical Services team, myself included, underwent an intense, two-day training session focused on sales and proper selling techniques. The majority of us went in not knowing what to expect and thinking that this would be a waste of our time. I mean, let’s...

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  • Increase in late-night texting causes less daytime productivity

    With society engulfed in a technologically-driven world, it’s no surprise that people are sleeping less each night. What’s to blame? According to studies, cell phones and computers are the biggest distractors. Many sleep specialists have reported that texting is still on the rise, especially amo...

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  • The Real Difference Between HST and Sleep Facilities

    Have you been told you need to complete a sleep study? Are you torn between completing it at a sleep facility versus at home? What are the differences? Are the results really the same? Blackstone Medical Services offers those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea the opportunity to complete a home ...

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Worsens During Colder Months

    Although obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an ongoing condition, studies show that OSA symptoms tend to worsen during the winter months and times of climate change. A recent 10-year-study conducted by researchers at the Chest Journal found that OSA patients experienced more breathing pauses during co...

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