Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops during the night.
During sleep, when the throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can block the airway. This results in normal breathing stopping. In some individuals, this may occur hundreds of times per night.
Excessive weight and obesity are some of the most common indicators of sleep apnea.
(with Sleep Apnea)
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, nightmares, sleep deprivation, and snoring.
Respiratory issues, such as breathing cessation, breathing through the mouth, or loud breathing are also common.
Other common symptoms include depression, dry mouth, dry throat, fatigue, headache, irritability, mood swings, and weight gain.
Sleep Apnea Health Risks
Sleep apnea can affect all aspects of a person’s health, increasing risk for other serious medical conditions like stroke and heart disease.
Screening for Sleep Apnea
Screening for sleep apnea no longer requires an overnight visit to a sleep lab, hooked up to wires and sensors. Now, screening can be done from the convenience of home.
Drivers at-risk for OSA can take an overnight self-administered home test. Results may be used by a board-certified sleep doctor to diagnose OSA.
Prescribed industry-leading equipment is sent directly to the driver and all necessary telehealth appointments are scheduled with a licensed provider.
Drivers receive continual equipment support, resupply, and daily monitoring, managing, and coaching for their obstructive sleep apnea.