Sleepapneahelpcenter.com has educational information about the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and the less common Central Sleep Apnea. At least 20 million Americans, or 20-30% of the population suffers from OSA, and a great many cases -an estimated 80%- never get diagnosed.
The consequences of OSA can be quit serious and can include a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, obesity, and a seven fold increase in the risk of serious motor vehicle accidents. Traditionally, diagnosing sleep disorders involved an overnight stay in an expensive, privacy lacking, inconvenient environment for the patients. Today, with the addition of new technology, sleep apnea sufferers can now test themselves in the comfort of their own home with the Watch PAT home testing equipment.
Applied in just seconds to your wrist and fingertips, the Watch PAT allows you to sleep comfortably with it on for one night. Sleep apnea cases are usually classified as the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) or Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI). These represent the number of times you wake up per night.
People with OSA, untreated can expect double the health care costs and a life expectancy of up to 10 years shorter. In order to control or prevent this common sleep disorder from affecting you, get tested today.
Contact Sleep Apnea Help Center today at 858-675-9477. We are located in San Diego at 12073 World Trade Drive, Suite 3, 92128. Visit our website for more information about diagnosing, treating and living with obstructive sleep apnea, and the new FDA approved Watch PAT home testing equipment.