Sleep Apnea

Can Sleep Apnea Result in a Disability for Veterans?

Can Sleep Apnea Result in a Disability for Veterans?

Posted by Berry Law on December 11, 2023 in Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep and is associated with several chronic health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It can

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Can the VA Take Away Your Rating for Sleep Apnea?

Can the VA Take Away Your Rating for Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Berry Law on June 15, 2023 in Disability Ratings

Sleep apnea affects thousands of Veterans each year. Many Veterans get their sleep apnea due to their military service. Because their condition is caused by service, they qualify for disability benefits, including monthly financial compensation.

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Can Your Sleep Apnea be Secondary to Your TBI?

Can Your Sleep Apnea be Secondary to Your TBI?

Posted by Berry Law on November 24, 2022 in Sleep Apnea

Millions of Veterans receive disability benefits for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and sleep apnea. However, some Veterans develop sleep apnea symptoms directly caused or aggravated by their TBIs. If this is the case for you,

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What Causes Asthma & Sleep Apnea in Our War Veterans?

What Causes Asthma & Sleep Apnea in Our War Veterans?

Posted by Berry Law on November 14, 2022 in Sleep Apnea

Many Veterans experience asthma, while others experience sleep apnea. However, plenty of Veterans experience both conditions simultaneously.  Although asthma and sleep apnea are often considered separate medical conditions, they can aggravate each other. Asthma can

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Is Sleep Apnea Related To Burn Pits?

Is Sleep Apnea Related To Burn Pits?

Posted by Marketing on October 27, 2023 in Military Burn Pits

The US military frequently used burn pits to eliminate toxic and standard waste during several conflicts, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While burn pits may have been convenient waste disposal methods at

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What Do the Proposed VA Sleep Apnea Ratings Mean for Me?

What Do the Proposed VA Sleep Apnea Ratings Mean for Me?

Posted by Berry Law on September 29, 2023 in Disability Ratings

VA announced on February 14 that it intends to change the way it rates sleep apnea for veterans. Sleep apnea is one of the most common disabilities claimed by veterans, so you may be wondering

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Is Sleep Apnea Related to Burn Pits?

Is Sleep Apnea Related to Burn Pits?

Posted by Berry Law on December 8, 2023 in Appeals

Throughout the Iraq war and similar conflicts, the US military frequently used burn pits to eliminate toxic and standard waste. While burn pits may have been convenient waste disposal methods at the time, they may

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Sleep Apnea Secondary to PTSD

Sleep Apnea Secondary to PTSD

Posted by Berry Law on February 3, 2023 in Sleep Apnea

Many Veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD are also facing symptoms of sleep apnea. This has led to Veterans questioning the link between PTSD and sleep apnea. More specifically, what is the risk factor

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VA Service Connected Sleeping Disorders

VA Service Connected Sleeping Disorders

Posted by Berry Law on January 2, 2021 in Sleep Apnea

by Stephani Bennett, Attorney at Law and US Air Force Veteran Many Veterans experience trouble sleeping, which can be maddening. In addition to being incredibly frustrating, sleep deprivation can cause serious psychological and physical health

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VA Disability for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

VA Disability for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Berry Law on February 1, 2023 in Sleep Apnea

One of the more common late-developing disabilities that Veterans suffer from is obstructive sleep apnea. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, making the condition far from unique to the Veteran population. Many

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