CPAP therapy is a noninvasive, highly effective treatment that gently blows air into your nose and/or mouth to prevent your airway from collapsing while you sleep.
If you think you have sleep apnea, it’s important to find out for sure so that you can begin treatment and start enjoying the benefits of better sleep and a healthier life.
Take the symptoms quiz to determine if you are having symptoms of sleep apnea. Print out your results to take to your doctor.
Discuss your sleep apnea risk test results with your primary care doctor, who will likely help you schedule a sleep study.
Look into sleep testing options, including asking your doctor whether your health condition allows for in-home sleep testing.
Once you receive your diagnosis from your doctor, he or she can tell you whether the Philips Respironics Dream Family or the Philips NightBalance solution is right for you.
What Do the Numbers in the AHI Mean?
The AHI is the number of times you have apnea or hypopnea during one night, divided by the hours of sleep.
Normal sleep: An AHI of fewer than five events, on average, per hour
Mild sleep apnea: An AHI of five to 14 events per hour
Moderate sleep apnea: An AHI of 15 to 29 events per hour
Severe sleep apnea: An AHI of 30 or more events per hour