Basically Sleep-Disordered Breathing defines various kinds of respiratory problems that are associated with breathing patterns when one sleeps. These also include apnea and hypopnea. In some cases patients would stop breathing for a few seconds before starting again. In others they have trouble in breathing because of some obstruction in the nasal passage that leads to snoring.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of these Sleep-Disordered Breathing are done by general physicians who do polysomnograms followed with EEG, EOG and other similar procedures.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING TREATED?
Besides medication, Sleep-Disordered Breathing can be treated by lifestyle changes and losing weight. Also, certain therapies also help in treating this condition. Surgery is also an option after all other methods have failed to provide relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition is more common in men. People who are obese are at a potentially higher risk to develop this condition than others.