SLEEP APNEA THERAPY
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep.
The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches our lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or make choking noises as you try to breathe. Your brain and body become oxygen deprived and you may wake up. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night.
Dr. Todd provides CPAP/APAP therapy when the diagnosis is made. Dr Todd is a ResMed provider and delivers the AirSense 10 AutoPap (APAP) series. The AirSense 10 features:
· Built-in humidifier and Climate Control Auto setting providing breathing comfort
· User-friendly controls and intuitive interface make it simple to navigate settings and nightly sleep report
· AutoRamp TM feature delivers a low airflow pressure to help you fall asleep, then steadily increases to your prescribed level
· Expiratory pressure relief (EPR) TM maintains regular airflow pressure while you inhale and reduces pressure to make it easier when exhaling
· MyAir is an online support program and app that automatically sends your therapy date to your computer or smartphone. It lets you know how you slept the night before and provides personalized coaching tips and encouragement to help you stay on track with your therapy.
Sleep apnea can make you wake up in the morning feeling tired or unrefreshed even though you have had a full night of sleep. During the day, you may feel fatigued, have difficulty concentrating or you may even unintentionally fall asleep. This is because your body is waking up numerous times through the night, even though you might not be conscious of each awakening.
Sleep Apnea Stats
Sleep Apnea Stats American Academy of Sleep Medicine
· About 22 million Americans have sleep apnea
· 1 in 4 middle-aged men has OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
· 26% of people aged between 30 and 70 suffer from sleep apnea
· People with Sleep Apnea are four times more likely to have a stroke
· 1 in 4 people with moderate sleep apnea won’t even experience daytime sleepiness, one of many interesting facts about sleep apnea
· Over 38,000 people die from cardiovascular problems caused by sleep apnea every year
· 80% of people with moderate and severe OSA go undiagnosed