What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to several minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is diagnosed either with an overnight sleep study called a “polysomnogram” or “PSG” or more recently at the patient’s home called “Home Sleep Testing” or “HST”
What are the treatment options for Sleep Apnea?
CPAP for sleep apnea: Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure, or CPAP for short, is the most common treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. In many cases, you’ll experience immediate symptom relief and a huge boost in your mental and physical energy. The CPAP device is a mask-like machine that provides a constant stream of air which keeps your breathing passages open while you sleep. Most CPAP devices are the size of a tissue box. We provide the most popular brands of CPAP/BI-PAP machines and supplies.