Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition where normal air flow is decreased or ceases completely. This all occurs while you are sleeping so you may not even be aware of it.
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Sleep apnea can cause a lot of health problems so finding a solution that will help you and your bed partner sleep better and live better is important. Here we’re going to look at what CPAP is and how you can make it work for you.
A multi-parametric sleep study is also called as polysomnography or PSG and it is a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine.
My partner was diagnosed recently with “Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” – after what has been for him, two years of sleepless nights, fatigue during the day, and general disruption to his/our day-to-day routine.
After a couple of trips to the local hospital, and the swallowing of a sizeable chunk of male pride, things are finally looking up and “normality” is now resumed.
That’s the bad news. A poster boy for sleep apnea explains the good news and the bad news. It’s a message that good save your life in more than way than one.
Do you snore or know someone that does? Sometimes I have heard people laugh at other people when they hear them snore. I have also heard people make comments about people the snore. I know I am guilty of both of the last two statements and probably so is anyone else who has heard someone snore.
This is a short article which discusses the current therapies available for obstructive sleep apnea.
Just some information for those who have or suspect they have sleep apnea. I am both an EMT and a Senior Sleep Disorder Technician working at several different labs in and around Salt Lake City (one company, many labs), and have spent a long time learning everything I can about sleep apnea first hand.
Please let me know if you found this helpful and if you have further questions please ask, I have been helping people better understand this condition face to face for years in our labs, and like trying to teach people how to tell if they might have apnea and why treating it will extend their lives.
This is a first draft, and ironically I wrote it in my free time at the lab tonight, so if any major errors or omissions are brought to my attention I will revise them ASAP.