ResMed's vision for healthy sleep and healthy people
Your eyes are shut and you’re snuggled in a comfy bed. Your head is perched on a fluffy pillow. You look peaceful, you’re silent and calm and there is a restful aura surrounding you. However this is only what’s visible to the eye. Internally your body is on the move, making sure you are healthy. There is a lot that happens while your body is in resting mode. There is restoring of daytime mental functioning and permanence of short term memory into long term memory. There is tissue growth and regeneration. Hormones are being released. Through this all, your body is also managing to conserve energy for the day ahead so that you feel rested as you wake up the next morning.
Sleep is so important for overall health because there is so much at stake while we’re asleep. We spend close to a third of our lives asleep, which makes it roughly 25 years of an average lifespan. Unfortunately for something that we spend so long doing, and something, which is so crucial to overall health, we lack a lot of knowledge about sleep and the various problems and disorders associated with it. Sleep apnea is one such problem that is so alarmingly common, yet people know so little about this disorder. .
Sleep apnea is a condition that disrupts the ability to sleep restfully. Underlying health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure may cause sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea may also be the result of lifestyle-related challenges such as stress, obesity, smoking, etc. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are more common than one imagines, and unfortunately go unnoticed in most cases, as they silently hamper the health and quality of life of many individuals, and increasingly so.
At ResMed, we take it as a challenge to spread awareness about such sleep disorders and their symptoms so that people who are suffering, or know of others who are displaying these symptoms, can seek help. One major component of what we do is the diagnosis of sleep apnea through our Sleep Quiz and Home Sleep Test.
Once problems are diagnosed, we are equipped to provide breathing assistance through our bank of expert knowledge on respiratory care, and most importantly, through the appropriate non-invasive sleep apnea treatment options which we have available. In most cases there is no requirement of invasive, or surgical apnea treatment. Largely sleep apnea can be treated through non-invasive apnea treatment with the use of CPAP therapy and lifestyle changes.
Control Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy uses CPAP machines to keep your throat from collapsing due to failure in consistent breathing while you are asleep. CPAP machines prevent gasping and breathlessness in sleep apnea patients by gently blowing pressurized air through the airway.
At ResMed, we provide complete care right from information, diagnosis, CPAP devices and accessories, to counselling regarding three sixty degree sleep care. We believe an important part of helping people to sleep better is also disseminating information about lifestyle changes people can make to improve their sleep. Sleep is so crucial to the healthy functioning of the body. The quality of sleep determines the quality of your life. From our inception in 1989, we at ResMed are doing our part to provide the gift of good sleep.