Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially fatal sleep disorder that can put your health on the sidelines. There are physiological predictors for sleep apnea, like obesity and a thicker neck circumference, that are
common in those of us who are diagnosed with this condition.
A neck circumference of 16 inches in women and 17 inches in men makes you more susceptible to pauses in breathing due to your airway being blocked by excess skin.
Sleep Apnea Explained
Your throat relaxes during sleep, narrowing airways, even blocking it entirely, resulting in a loud snort, snore or gasping sound when your breathing resumes. Typically, your brain sends a signal to your body, waking you up, allowing air to finally pass from your throat down to your lungs.
The Potentially Silent Killer
It’s possible for breathing to pause up to 300 times a night for several seconds at a time, every single night for years. Because this happens while you’re sleeping, you may be unaware that you’re suffering from this disorder.
Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
There are telltale signs and symptoms that you have sleep apnea, including snoring, pauses in breathing, morning headaches and dry throat, daytime fatigue, and memory loss.
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My Home Sleep Testing offers a mobile test and telemedicine consultation that you can take in the comfort of your own home, with your results being assessed by a board-certified sleep physician. The condition can be managed though a prescribed oral appliance, CPAP therapy or weight loss.
Get Diagnosed and Feel Better
A fast, simple, and affordable MH Sleep Testing kit may be all you need to get tested for this sleep disorder, improving your life and health immensely. If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, talk to your doctor to find out about your diagnostic options and available treatments. Click here to order our home sleep test today.