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

Getting a good night’s sleep requires more than just going to bed on time. Try following these sleep tips to give yourself the best chance to get consistent, quality sleep each night.

What causes snoring?

Snoring is a common problem caused by the relaxation of muscles in your nose and throat, however it can be an indication of something more serious.

What causes snoring?

What causes snoring?

Snoring is a common problem caused by the relaxation of muscles in your nose and throat, however it can be an indication of something more serious.

Why is sleep important?

Learn about the different phases of sleep and what they mean, why sleep is so important to your overall health and what happens if you don’t get enough of it.

Find out exactly what is meant by "sleep apnea", and what happens to your body while you’re having an apnea.

Sleep apnea quiz

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

Get connected to sleep apnea help

Sleep apnea is more common than you might think. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you won't need to walk the journey alone. Join our free online community today—it's absolutely FREE!

Get connected to sleep apnea help

Get connected to sleep apnea help

Sleep apnea is more common than you might think. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you won't need to walk the journey alone. Join our free online community today—it's absolutely FREE!

Sleep apnea diagnosis: How to get tested

If you think you might have sleep apnea, here are the first steps you should take toward better sleep.

Sleep apnea research

Here are a list of studies related to sleep, respiratory care and well-being.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea treatment options

You can manage your sleep apnea and live a long, healthy life. The key is finding the right treatment option for your symptoms and lifestyle. Learn about the options here, and talk to your doctor before pursuing a particular option.

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.

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)

Learn more about Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS): 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.

Restrictive lung disease

Learn more about Restrictive lung disease: what they actually are, 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.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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.

Traveling with your therapy equipment

Thanks to their universal power supply, most ResMed devices can be used all over the world and even on an airplane.

Traveling with your therapy equipment

Traveling with your therapy equipment

Thanks to their universal power supply, most ResMed devices can be used all over the world and even on an airplane.

 Traveling with Oxygen

Traveling with Oxygen

The LifeChoice Activox 4L Portable Oxygen Concentrator is FAA-approved for airline travel.

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.

Geoff’s story

Geoff’s story

"I have so much more energy when I’m teaching late classes or when I’m working out. CPAP has changed my life."

Jessica's story

"I can’t believe how much more energy I have during the day. My blood pressure has normalized. I enjoy playing with my kids so much more now."

Jessica's story

Jessica's story

"I can’t believe how much more energy I have during the day. My blood pressure has normalized. I enjoy playing with my kids so much more now."

Orville's story

Orville's story

"Remember, sleep plays a vital role in health—and in illness. If you are struggling getting used to your PAP system, get help from someone who has been there and done that. It can make a tremendous difference!"

Mary Jo’s story

"The first time I used CPAP, I woke up headache free. Soon, I didn’t have to sleep the minute I came home. It was great."

Mary Jo’s story

Mary Jo’s story

"The first time I used CPAP, I woke up headache free. Soon, I didn’t have to sleep the minute I came home. It was great."

Leightan's story

Leightan's story

"CPAP therapy has changed my life. I now get a good night's sleep and I always have my machine with me wherever I go."