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Home Sleep Test & Management

Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a general term for breathing problems that occur during sleep. It affects approximately 20 million adults around the World and has serious negative health effects when present with other conditions such as diabetes.

Did you know?

  • Almost 50% of type 2 diabetes have sleep apnea?
  • Approximately 86% of obese type 2 diabetes patients have sleep apnea?
  • Sleep apnea has been shown to be independently associated with glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.

Common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea

Many people are not aware they have sleep apnea. Often a bed partner is the first to witness symptoms.

Some common signs include:

  • Excessive day time sleepiness.
  • Loud disruptive snoring, irregular breathing (gasping, long pauses during sleep).
  • Poor concentration and forgetfulness.
  • Depression or irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Weight problems
  • Night sweat
  • Frequent urination
  • Sexual dysfunction.


The good news is that CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment can help you prevent high blood pressure or reduce your levels significantly. In fact, all the risk factors mentioned above can be improved in patients who receive sleep apnea treatment.

What is CPAP therapy?

CPAP therapy is the most widely accepted treatment for sleep apnea and does not involve drugs or surgery. A bedside device gently delivers pressured air through a mask to keep upper air way open and help prevent apneas.