Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) describes a group of disorders characterized by abnormal respiratory patterns and insufficient ventilation during sleep. There are three main types of Sleep-Disordered Breathing which are manifested in sleep apnoea. Some of the common signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Include loud snoring, morning headache, attention problems, irritability, and insomnia, weight gain, among others.
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?
These Sleep-Disordered Breathing are not a serious problem but lead to exhaustion because of lack of sound sleep and strains the nervous systems and other organs.