Public Relations/ Comment in reference to sleep apnea and truckers

My company, Aviisha Medical Institute, is currently running a promotion especially for truck drivers to help them get tested for sleep apnea.


For this month only, drivers can get $100 off their home sleep apnea test. Additionally, drivers in California can get a free face-to-face video consultation by mentioning LifeASaTrucker.com.

The details of the press release are below. I hope your readers find this beneficial. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 877-4AVIISHA x112.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Gift To Sleepy Truck Drivers From Aviisha For Sleep Better Month

For the entire month of May, Better Sleep Month, Aviisha has reduced the cost of its home sleep test by $100 for commercial drivers as part of its ongoing DriveSafe Campaign to improve driver health, safety, and sleep

Van Nuys, California (May 2, 2012) – Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, an industry leader in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will be taking $100 off the cost of its home sleep test for commercial drivers throughout May in honor of Better Sleep Month.

Aviisha hopes that making the test more accessible will encourage drivers to get tested and treated, promoting better health, better safety, and better sleep, as well as help prevent the many diseases associated with untreated sleep apnea.

Commercial drivers anywhere in the US will be able to get tested in the comfort of their home.

Studies have shown that drivers with untreated sleep apnea are at a 7-fold increased risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Researchers believe that drowsy driving, one consequence of untreated sleep apnea, is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes per year. Moreover, it is estimated that 2.4-3.9 million licensed commercial drivers have sleep apnea.

“One of the major concerns we have is that most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it,” said Dr. Avi Ishaaya, MD, Aviisha’s cofounder and CEO. Studies estimate that 85% of sleep apnea sufferers don’t know they have the condition. “A strong predictor of sleep apnea is being overweight or obese, but research shows that most people who are overweight or obese don’t know it either.”

A recent poll discovered that 70% of obese individuals and 39% of morbidly obese individuals consider themselves simply “overweight.” Sleep apnea has been strongly linked with being overweight or obese; as many as 70% of sleep apnea sufferers are obese.

Treating sleep apnea can improve driver alertness, leading to fewer car accidents. It also can help prevent the occurrence of sleep apnea’s long list of associated diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, depression, and anxiety.

“The first step is getting assessed and tested, and we’ve tried to make it as simple and convenient as possible through the DriveSafe program,” said Dr. Avi. Aviisha offers the complete package a driver needs to address sleep apnea and get certified, including screening, evaluation, home testing, treatment, and compliance management.

The home sleep test and treatment device are covered by most major insurance companies.

You can order the home sleep test by calling 877-4AVIISHA or visiting sleep.aviisha.com and using the promo code DriveSafe.

About Aviisha
Aviisha, a national leader in home sleep care, works with physicians and patients around the country to provide comprehensive, convenient, affordable and expedient services to address the emerging sleep apnea epidemic.

Aviisha’s services include screening, home sleep testing, treatment, compliance management, and education.

Additionally, Aviisha operates fully accredited sleep labs in Southern California and the MD Home Sleep Program which enables both sleep and non-sleep physicians to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.

For more information visit http://sleep.aviisha.com or call 877-4AVIISHA.

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