Sleep apnea

Many people have sleep apnea, but may not even know it. In fact, sleep apnea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women, so it's more common than you might think.1 It's important to recognise some of the common symptoms and understand why you may be feeling so tired and find out what to do if you do have sleep apnea.

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.

Types of sleep apnea

Find out the differences between the three main types of sleep apnea, and how to recognize the symptoms in yourself or loved ones.

Types of sleep apnea

Types of sleep apnea

Find out the differences between the three main types of sleep apnea, and how to recognize the symptoms in yourself or loved ones.

What is sleep apnea ?

Find out exactly what is meant by "sleep apnea", and what happens to your body while you’re having an apnea.
When you have an apnea, air stops flowing to your lungs for 10 seconds or longer. A control centre in your brain triggers you to wake up just enough to take a breath. Then you fall back to sleep and the cycle begins again. In some people this can happen over 50 times every hour.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea

It's important to recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea so that you can take the necessary steps to improving your health.

The good news

The good news

The good news about sleep apnea is that if you have it, you’re not alone. There is something you can do about it, and you’ll feel much better after being treated for it.

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.

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 apnea treatment

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

Sleepvantage - our support community

Sleepvantage - our support community

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 the sleepvantage member support program today—it’s absolutely FREE!

View your sleep apnea treatment data

It's important to make sure you’re receiving the proper sleep apnea treatment all night, every night. ResMed has two CPAP data trackers that sync up to its machines:

View your sleep apnea treatment data

View your sleep apnea treatment data

It's important to make sure you’re receiving the proper sleep apnea treatment all night, every night. ResMed has two CPAP data trackers that sync up to its machines:

References

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    Sleep-disordered breathing affects 34% of men and 17% of women aged between 30 and 70. Peppard et al. Increased Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 (5.17)