Diagnosis & Treatment
SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSIS
Who Needs Treatment
Diagnosis is confirmed by your Doctor based on the results from a physical exam, your medical history and the results from a sleep study.
Excessive daytime fatigue
Breathing pauses or gasps reported by a witness during sleep
SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
Potential Risks of Sleep Apnea
Once diagnosed, Sleep Apnea is treated with the use of a PAP machine. There are various different types of PAP machines such as a CPAP or and APAP.
If left untreated sleep apnea can lead to a number of serious illnesses:
Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular health problems
What is a CPAP
The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common sleep apnea machine. A CPAP machine sends a constant flow of oxygen to your throat to ensure that your airway stays open during sleep, effectively treating the spontaneous pauses in breath associated with sleep apnea.
What is an APAP
An APAP machine (Automatic Positive Airway Pressure) works similarly to a CPAP but operates based on complex algorithms that mimic the patients breathing rhythms. This machine automatically delivers the most natural airway pressure patterns that adjust while you sleep.