What is it? Sleep Apnea is a respiratory disorder which is depicted as a temporary interruption of breathing in sleep, lasting more than 10 seconds.
When talking about respiratory reduction, we are referring to hipoapnea whereasapnea refers to respiratory detention.
Such pauses can be repeated from 5 to 30 times an hour. 30 times is considered to be a sign of severe apnea.
Risk factors Short underjaw, certain palate or respiratory path shapes, big neck and/or tongue, obesity, big amygdala, frequent face up sleeping.
Significant improvement after CPAP use: snoring elimination, prevention of awakenings and sleep normalization, favouring nocturnal rest.
Other important CPAP functions:
Sleep Apnea association with other disorders: Sleep apnea is associated with other pathologies, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer or ictus among others. Airmony contributes to improve prognosis as it maintains an appropriate cerebral oxygenation.