Are you feeling tired? Sure it could be just that it’s winter or maybe even the holiday season. It could be a sleep disorder. It could be Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is “a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts”. It is reported that 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and it’s estimated that 10 million Americans have the conition yet have not been diagnosed.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common form and can now be tested at home. According to the article published in the latest issue of the EVMS Magazine, Primary-care physicians refer their patients who they suspect suffer from sleep apnea to the EVMS Sleep Medicine Center and these patients may meet the requirements to participate in the home-based sleep study.
Learn more about the home-based study for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at EVMS by reading the article “Home-based test is the latest option for diagnosing common sleep disorder”. Learn about the EVMS Sleep Disorder Center and see their helpful suggested sleeping tips.
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Ruth Smith, MLIS