Sleep Apnea Term To Know: Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)

Sleep Apnea Term To Know: Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)

sleep apnea

Sleep apnea testing can be confusing, especially if you don’t know someone who has been formally diagnosed. Like with any medical condition, it comes with a whole host of new concerns as well as a set of new terminology you may not be familiar with. If you’ve recently been tested for or diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, then you may have heard the term Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI). This is an extremely important metric for those with OSA and understanding it is an important step in coming to terms with your sleep apnea.  What is AHI?  The Apnea Hypopnea...

Read more →


Why Is Snoring Still Occurring With My CPAP Mask?

Why Is Snoring Still Occurring With My CPAP Mask?

autopap cpap

Have you ever snored so loud you’ve woken yourself up? What about having a partner or family member tell you that you “snore so loud you could wake the dead”? If you’ve had a snoring problem, then you’re absolutely not alone. Millions of people suffer from chronic snoring but there are several different reasons why. If you were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, then you may have been told that your CPAP or AutoPAP mask would eliminate snoring--and it’s true, so long as your mask is working properly!  What Is Snoring?  Snoring happens to everyone at some point...

Read more →


Night Sweats Linked To Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Night Sweats Linked To Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

  Sweating in your sleep is a fairly common phenomenon. Some people sleep with too many clothes on, too many blankets, or sometimes it can even be due to the temperature in the room you’re sleeping in. If you’ve woken up once in a while with some sweat, it’s probably nothing to be concerned about.    However, if you regularly wake up with sweat-covered pajamas or blankets, it could be due in some part to an underlying condition. While there are many medical reasons you could be experiencing night sweats, most of them aren’t too serious. However, some could be...

Read more →


4 Facts You Need To Know About Being Pregnant With Sleep Apnea

4 Facts You Need To Know About Being Pregnant With Sleep Apnea

home sleep test osa pregnancy

For most women, being pregnant is an incredibly exciting time in their lives. You’re envisioning your future child and loving the opportunity to bring this tiny life into the world. But, even if you’re newly pregnant, you already know that pregnancy can lead to other medical concerns if not monitored and checked up on properly.   What you may not know is that being pregnant could possibly have an impact on your sleep--and not only because you can’t seem to find a comfortable spot with your baby bump. We’ve compiled a list of facts you should know about the potential...

Read more →


Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

APAP CPAP Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism OSA

Hormones control and regulate almost every system in our entire body. Because it’s supposed to run like a well-oiled machine, when one thing goes wrong, it can have a domino effect on other parts of your health. Because of hormones’ importance, the thyroid can be extremely important in regulating several systems.  Having an under or overactive thyroid can cause weight gain, weight loss, dizziness, fatigue, and several other more insidious symptoms. But, did you also know that your improperly functioning thyroid can also cause sleep problems?  One of the best ways to see if your thyroid is going haywire is...

Read more →