Veterans need to understand what sleep apnea is before pursuing a sleep apnea VA disability. In this episode, Robin Hoon speaks with Vet Comp and Pen employee, Louann Crosby. Louann has been working for Vet Comp and Pen since 2016. She provides medical consulting to Veterans who are seeking service connection.
The most common sleep apnea case we see is Obstructive sleep apnea. Some obstructive sleep apnea symptoms are very loud snoring, stopping breathing, sitting up, and gasping in the middle of the night.
The other type of sleep apnea we see is Central sleep apnea. This disability is a little tricky because it is not noticeable even if you sleep with a partner. This disability, in most cases, is caused by PTSD or some type of mental health that causes nightmares.
Tune in to hear if you qualify for sleep apnea as a VA disability.
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