In Home Sleep Apnea Testing

In home sleep apnea testing is FDA approved to assess and diagnose sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Facts

    • Sleep apnea affects up to 18 million Americans
    • People with sleep apnea can stop breathing as many as 30 times or more each night.
    • Often a spouse or other family member is the first to notice signs of sleep apnea in someone with the condition.
    • Officials estimate 10 million Americans have the condition but have not been diagnosed.
    • The condition affects about 4 percent of middle-aged men and 2 percent of middle-aged women.
    • Men in general suffer from sleep apnea more often than women.
    • Children can also have sleep apnea.
    • Sleep apnea in children has been linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
    • Some studies suggest sleep apnea runs in families.
    • Studies have linked sleep apnea to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
    • Up to 50 percent of people with sleep apnea also suffer from high blood pressure.
    • People with sleep apnea are three times more likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents.
    • People with sleep apnea sometimes fall asleep unexpectedly during the day, such as while talking on the phone or driving.
    • Risk factors for sleep apnea include being overweight and having a large neck.
    • Losing even 10 percent of body weight can help reduce the number of times a person with sleep apnea stops breathing during sleep.
    • African-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Mexican-Americans may be at increased risk for sleep apnea.
    • Smoking and alcohol use increase the risk of sleep apnea.