Diagnosis and treatment

Breathing is the source of 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, and start to focus on better breathing.

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 you can live.

Snoring. It’s a common problem and often a sign of sleep apnea. ResMed highlights what you need to know about snoring so you can improve your sleep.

Key facts about snoring

Loud snoring disrupts sleep for you and your partner. It’s also a sign you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Get the facts.

What causes snoring?

When we sleep, our neck muscles can relax so much our upper airway partially closes. This narrowing of the airway causes a vibration that results in snoring.

Treatment options for snoring

Treatment options for snoring

ResMed has solutions for throat snorers who have sleep apnoea, as well as for throat snorers who don’t. Discover treatment options for your condition.

Benefits of treatment for snoring

Everyone in your household benefits when you take measures to stop your snoring, control your obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and reclaim your sleep.

Benefits of treatment for snoring

Benefits of treatment for snoring

Everyone in your household benefits when you take measures to stop your snoring, control your obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and reclaim your sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. What’s your sleep and well-being situation? Find out if you’re getting enough quality sleep every night and what to do if you're not.

Helpful tips for a good night's sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. Find out if you’re getting enough quality sleep every night.

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 happens during sleep?

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 should I do if I suspect a problem?

If you snore, find it difficult to breathe, or wake up frequently during the night, you might have a sleeping or breathing disorder. Find out what you can do to feel better.

Many people have sleep apnoea, but may not even know it. It’s important to recognise 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 apnoea?

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

Types of sleep apnoea

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

Types of sleep apnoea

Types of sleep apnoea

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

Common symptoms of sleep apnoea

It’s important to recognise the symptoms of sleep apnoea so that you can take the necessary steps to improving your health. It’s also important to know that sleep apnoea is linked to a number of other conditions.

Sleep apnoea risks

When left untreated, patients with sleep apnoea can experiencehealth issues, including diabetes, stroke, cancer and depression.Sleep apnoea can also take a toll on your appearance, work and safety.

The good news

The good news

The good news about sleep apnoea 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 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.

Sleep apnoea diagnosis

If you suspect that you have sleep apnoea, let us help you get your journey to better sleep started.

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.

Sleep apnoea treatment

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?

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.

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.

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 and understanding to help make your child's therapy journey as smooth as possible.

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 normalised. 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 normalised. 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."