Is Snoring A Problem In Your House?
Sleep Apnea (from the Greek, meaning “without breath”) is one of the most common sleep disorders in which breathing stops and then restarts again recurrently during slumber.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the airway temporarily collapses during sleep, preventing or restricting breathing for up to 10 seconds or more. OSA patients commonly suffer from low oxygen levels in the blood, high blood pressure and an overall decrease in the quality of life due to daytime drowsiness and headaches. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. Such events can occur several hundred times a night, severely disrupting sleep. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. The term “sleep-disordered breathing”(SDB) includes a spectrum of respiratory disorders ranging in severity from snoring to OSA.
Sleep Apnea usually is a chronic condition that disrupts your sleep 3 or more nights each week. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow.
Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. More than 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from a sleep breathing disorder and 20 million suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Despite the high prevalence, 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate to severe OSA remain undiagnosed, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Today, diagnosing sleep problems no longer has to be uncomfortable, inconvenient or costly thanks to ARESTM™, a state-of-the art wireless device for in-home sleep testing.
Take The Test:
To participate in the Salmon Falls Family Healthcare home sleep study, please contact your provider to set you up with our sleep study tech., Rachael Pelletier. Call to make an appointment: 603.692.4018
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