What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by repeated obstruction of airflow through the nose during sleep. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including major surgery, age, and ethnicity.

Sleep apnea affects up to 50% of adults over the age of 40. It results when dangerous pauses in breathing occur during sleep. These pauses can last for up to 60 seconds and can cause significant daytime fatigue and health problems. In some cases, this may be the underlying cause of other health problems, such as obesity and heart disease. untreated sleep apnea can also lead to functional impairment and even death.

Sleep apnea is a syndrome that occurs when an individual’s respiratory passages close off during sleep, preventing them from getting enough oxygen. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive, which means that the upper airway (the nose and throat) blocks the flow of air. This can cause people to stop breathing at night, and can lead to a number of health problems.

There are many factors that can contribute to sleep apnea, including genetics, weight, and allergies. Sleeping on your back increases your risk significantly. Other causes can include:smoking, exposure to air pollution, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), fibromyalgia, and nerves damage from a head injury or dental procedures.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for sleep apnea, but there are some simple things that you can do to improve your chances of success. Sleep apnea is more common in men than women, but it can occur at any age. If you are sleep apnea-prone and want to improve your health, there are a few things that you need to do.  Make sure that you get enough quality sleep. maintain healthy habits such as keeping a healthy weight and avoiding alcohol or tobacco consumption. If followed correctly, these measures will help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms frequently while sleeping, you may have sleep apnea: loud snoring, rupted breathing during sleep, fatigue during the day after sleeping, unexplained weight gains or loss, or long-term headache. Because untreated sleep apnea can cause significant health problems, it is important to diagnose sleep apnea as soon as possible.

Sleep Apnea Diagnostic

Apnea Simplified Offers WatchPAT one for Apnea Sleep Testing

Innovative Sleep Apnea Diagnostic at Home

This FDA-cleared device is a small wrist-mounted that allows home sleep apnea testing in the comfort of the patient’s own home. With WatchPAT one sleep apnea test, you can know for certain whether or not you have this dangerous disorder. If you are living with untreated sleep apnea, this test could be your salvation. WatchPAT provides accurate, reliable, and cost-effective results. This small wrist-mounted device allows patients to conduct a home sleep apnea test in the comfort of their own home, eliminating the need for an overnight stay at a sleep lab. WatchPAT one provides an easy and effective way to diagnose sleep apnea in patients from their own homes.

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Ensure Correct Sleep Diagnosis with WatchPAT One

  • WatchPAT calculates a patient’s AHI and RDI based on the recorded time, rather than the true sleep time as used in most commercially available HSATs
  • When using True Sleep Time instead of Total Recording Time, the risk of misdiagnosis and misclassification is reduced by as much as 20%, as compared to using total recording time.
  • The clinically validated Sleep Architecture that WatchPAT offers provides informative data on sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and REM latency 2-3, as well as provides the added benefit of detecting REM-related sleep apnea with the aid of REM and non-REM AHIs.
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Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud or frequent snoring
  •  Silent pauses in breathing
  •  Choking or gasping sounds
  •  Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  •  Un-refreshing or restless sleep
  •  Insomnia
  •  Morning headaches
  •  Waking frequently during the night to go to the bathroom
  •  Difficulty concentrating
  •  Memory loss
  •  Decreased sexual desire
  •  Difficulty maintaining an erection
  •  Irritability

Do you have any of these other medical problems that are common in people with sleep apnea?

  • High blood pressure
  • Mood disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  •  Atrial fibrillation
  •  Pre-Diabetes / Type 2 diabetes

The following questions will help you assess your risk for sleep apnea:
Do you experience any of these problems :

  •  Do you ever wake from sleep with a choking sound or gasping for breath?
  •  Has your bed partner noticed that you snore or stop breathing while you