Diagnosis and treatment

Breathing is essential for life, yet it’s also something we usually take for granted. It’s not until you find yourself snoring at night, waking up tired or struggling to breathe that you appreciate the importance of every single breath.

If you’re having trouble breathing — while you’re asleep or during the day — it’s important to take your symptoms seriously. Once your breathing condition is diagnosed and treated, you can start to live the healthiest life possible.

Getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. That’s why it’s important to understand that snoring or regularly waking up tired means you probably aren’t getting the type of quality sleep you need.

How to get a good night’s sleep

How to get a good night’s sleep, from the sleep experts at ResMed.com. Try improving the quality of your sleep by following these important sleep tips.

What should I do if I suspect a problem?

If you snore, wake up frequently during the night, or feel tired throughout the day, contact your doctor. Find out what you can do to feel better.

What happens during sleep?

What happens during sleep?

If you're not sleeping well at night, chances are you're not feeling your best during the day. Find out why sleep is so important to your overall health, and what happens if you don't get enough of it.

What causes snoring?

What causes snoring? When we’re asleep, our neck muscles relax. Sometimes they relax so much that the airway partly closes, becoming too narrow for sufficient air to travel through to our lungs.

What causes snoring?

What causes snoring?

What causes snoring? When we’re asleep, our neck muscles relax. Sometimes they relax so much that the airway partly closes, becoming too narrow for sufficient air to travel through to our lungs.

Many people have sleep apnoea, but may not even know it. It’s important to recognize some of the common symptoms (like snoring), and find out why you might be feeling so tired. The good news is, even if you do have sleep apnoea, you’re certainly not alone—and there is something you can do about it.

What is sleep apnea and what are the symptoms?

What is sleep apnea? Learn more about the condition as well as the importance of correct diagnosis and treatment.

Sleep apnoea quiz

Find out if you're at risk of sleep apnoea by taking this short quiz. You can then talk to your doctor about your results and get the medical care you need.

Diagnosis - sleep apnea test

If you have trouble sleeping, snore or suspect that you have sleep apnea, it’s important to take your signs seriously and take these three simple steps.

Sleep apnoea treatment

Sleep apnoea treatment options and an overview of what to expect from sleep apnoea therapy from ResMed, the global leader in sleep medicine.

If you’re having trouble breathing while you’re asleep or awake, you might have a more serious breathing condition that affects your lungs. Learn more about the mechanics of breathing, as well as some of the conditions that might be making it difficult for you to breathe on your own.

What happens during normal breathing?

To understand what could be affecting your ability to breathe properly, it’s helpful to know what normal breathing looks like.

Diagnosis

If you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to breathe properly, you might need the help of a ventilator. Find out about the appropriate diagnosis method for your condition.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

If you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to breathe properly, you might need the help of a ventilator. Find out about the appropriate diagnosis method for your condition.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Learn more about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): what it actually is, the benefits of treatment, and ResMed’s treatment solution.

Neuromuscular disease (NMD)

Learn more about Neuromuscular disease (NMD): what it actually is, the benefits of treatment, and ResMed’s treatment solution.

Respiratory support for children

At ResMed, we’re here to offer information, understanding and compassion to help make your child’s therapy journey as smooth as possible.

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)

Learn more about Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS): what it actually is, the benefits of treatment, and ResMed’s treatment solution.

Restrictive lung disease

Learn more about Restrictive lung disease: what they actually are, the benefits of treatment, and ResMed’s treatment solution.

It’s reassuring to know that if you’ve been diagnosed with a sleep or breathing condition, you’re certainly not alone. You’ll be encouraged to hear what these patients had to say about their treatment journeys—from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Barry's story

Barry's story

It was Barry’s wife Margaret who spurred him into action to seek treatment from his doctor for what turned out to be sleep apnea.

Brian's story

Brian initially underwent exceptionally painful throat surgery to combat his sleep apnea — but it was not successful. He is now on positive airway pressure therapy, and uses an S9 device. Brian is a very energetic and dynamic personality with plenty of get up and go. As a successful businessman, he travels overseas regularly for work and leads a full and active life.

Brian's story

Brian's story

Brian initially underwent exceptionally painful throat surgery to combat his sleep apnea — but it was not successful. He is now on positive airway pressure therapy, and uses an S9 device. Brian is a very energetic and dynamic personality with plenty of get up and go. As a successful businessman, he travels overseas regularly for work and leads a full and active life.

Diana’s story

Diana’s story

Diana didn’t fit the usual stereotype of a person with sleep apnea.

Kevin’s story

After a serious car accident with his wife Sue in the vehicle, Kevin couldn't ignore his snoring and daytime sleepiness any longer.

Kevin’s story

Kevin’s story

After a serious car accident with his wife Sue in the vehicle, Kevin couldn't ignore his snoring and daytime sleepiness any longer.

Matt’s story

Matt’s story

Matt had felt tired for over a decade. His partner slept deeply and didn’t notice that he stopped breathing on average 34 times an hour.