Sleep apnea is a common disease
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by repetitive cessation of breathing that disrupts sleep and leads to excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea is treatable. It has been estimated that up to 10% of the entire population has sleep apnea. Unfortunately, more than 85-90% of the people living with sleep apnea have not been diagnosed.
The low rate of diagnosis is mainly due to the lack of access to, and the substantial cost and inconvenience of undergoing overnight testing in a sleep laboratory as well as the complexity of existing home sleep tests. BresoDx® is designed to meet the need for a reliable, simpler technology for sleep apnea diagnosis.
Treatment improves health
Untreated sleep apnea leads to a number of serious health complications:
○ Three to four times increase in the risk of:
○ Heart failure
○ An increased risk of traffic accidents
Find out how sleep apnea sounds
The following audio clips show different breathing patterns. You can compare the normal breathing with apnea and hypopnea events.
Normal Breathing with Snoring
Apnea-Complete collapse of airway, pause in breathing
Hypopnea-Partial collapse of airway, abnormally shallow breathing event
*Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing during sleep. Each breathing pause (apnea) or shallow breathing (hypopnea), can last for several seconds to several minutes.