In order to determine if you or someone you know is at risk for sleep apnea, you would take a sleep test, which is also referred to as a sleep study. AllTrans Medical provides a certain sleep test device that can be done in the comfort of your own home.There are a variety of different sleep studies, some of which can be conducted at home and others in a sleep lab. Home Sleep Tests are endorsed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Although there are different methods of diagnosing...
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure): In this highly effective therapy, a mask is worn over the nose during sleep. Pressure from an air compressor enters the nasal passages and airway. This gentle pressure holds the airway open and allows the person to breathe normally.Visit the American Sleep Apnea Association website for more information and educational resources on sleep apnea.
Lose Weight Drink only in moderation and avoid alcohol within two hours of bedtime Avoid sleeping pills and other medications, which make you sleepy Sleep on your side Treat nasal congestion. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for their recommendations Avoid extreme fatigue Stop smoking
Males: twice as likely as females Primarily men and women in the 30-50 age bracket Obese individuals or those more than 20% over their ideal weight Individuals with difficulty breathing through their noses Children or adults with enlarged tonsils Children who are obese
Loud Snoring Snoring accompanied by snorts, gasping or choking noises Snoring with pauses Daytime Sleepiness Changes in alertness, memory and interest in daily activities Irritability and/or Depression High blood pressure (when found in combination with the above symptoms) Accidents or near misses related to sleepiness