Rolling Strong is a Proud Partner with
Rolling Strong has partnered with the leading over-the-road sleep study and treatment professionals, AeroFlow. Through our partnership AeroFlow offers you the ease of testing in your cab or at home. You will have access to AeroFlow Sleep Specialists and the most advanced sleep testing in the industry today, combined with Rolling Strong’s national team of CDL Wellness Coaches to support you. This new discovery will only help lead you to less fatigue, feel more alert so you can be more productive and arrive safe to your destination.
Rolling Strong believes that healthy sleep is part of the driver wellness spoke, Fitness, Nutrition & Sleep. When you engage these 3 spokes together you too will be Rolling Stronger. Here you will find information and a quick sign-up questionnaire that may help you understand your limitations and why you may feel tired during the day.
Sleep Apnea 101: Newly Diagnosed
- Over 20 million Americans suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea
- Accidents are up to 7 times more likely with untreated patients
- 80% of depression is sleep related
- 50% of heart failure patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnea
Primary Risk Factors:
- Being overweight
- Large neck size (17” or greater for men, 16” or greater for women)
- Family history of sleep apnea
- Smoking and alcohol use
- Loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Disturbed sleep
- Morning headaches
Sleep Insomnia (A better rest overnight)
The most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. For example, traveling, change in work hours, disruption of other behaviors (eating, exercise, leisure, etc.), and relationship conflicts can all cause sleep problems. Paying attention to good sleep hygiene is the most important thing you can do to maintain good sleep.
1. Go to bed at the same time each day.
2. Get up from bed at the same time each day.
3. Get regular exercise each day, preferably in the morning.This includes stretching and aerobic exercise.
4. Get regular exposure to outdoor or bright lights, especially in the late afternoon.
5. Keep the temperature in your bedroom comfortable.
6. Keep the bedroom quiet when sleeping.
7. Keep the bedroom dark enough to facilitate sleep.
8. Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
9. Take medications as directed. It is helpful to take prescribed sleeping pills 1 hour before bedtime.
10. Use a relaxation exercise just before going to sleep. Muscle relaxation, imagery, massage, warm bath, etc.
11. Keep your feet and hands warm. Wear warm socks and/or mittens or gloves to bed.
1. Exercise just before going to bed.
2. Engage in stimulating activity just before bed, such as playing a competitive game, watching an exciting television show or movie.
3. Have caffeine in the evening (coffee, many teas, chocolate, sodas, etc.).
4. Have an important discussion with a loved one.
5. Use alcohol to help you sleep.
6. Go to bed too hungry or too full.
7. Take another person’s sleeping pills.
8. Take over-the-counter sleeping pills, without your doctor’s knowledge. Tolerance can develop rapidly with these medications.
9. Take daytime naps.
10. Command yourself to go to sleep. This only makes your mind and body more alert. If you lie in bed awake for more than 20-30 minutes, get up, go to a different room (or different part of the bedroom), participate in a quiet activity (e.g. non-excitable reading or television), and then return to bed when you feel sleepy. Do this as many times during the night as needed.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is when the muscles of the throat relax obstructing the airway. The airway obstruction causes the level of oxygen in the blood to fall, increases the stress on the heart, elevates blood pressure, and prevents the person from entering REM sleep, the restful and restorative stage of sleep. Source: Medterms.com
KNOW YOUR RISK
For a FREE evaluation please fill out the form and the information you submit will be sent directly to a professional who will contact you. If you need further care after the FREE evaluation there will be a specialist to consult you at that time. All information is kept confidential.
If after the FREE evaluation there is recommendation to have a home or in-cab sleep study, the cost for further evaluations will be discounted for any Rolling Strong member. Any deep discounts and any further treatment is reduced only for Rolling Strong members as a service provided through Rolling Strong’s health and wellness network. We are working hard to make sure you receive the best care and the lowest price in the industry.
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