Sleep-Disordered Breathing is a potentially serious sleep disorder that is characterized by repeated stopping and starting of breathing during sleep. Symptoms include snoring loudly and feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. The condition is rather chronic and may last for several years or even be a lifelong condition.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING DIAGNOSED?
A sleep specialist will perform a sleep study to analyse the condition and evaluate its severity. Lab tests and imaging tests may sometimes be needed.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING TREATED?
Treatment often includes lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and the use of a breathing assistance device at night, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
DID YOU KNOW?
The effects of this disorder can create risks of cardiac arrest or stroke.