Do you snore? It could be a sign of a more serious health problem
Our simple Mobile App can help you determine your risk of Sleep Apnea. Download our Mobile App (iPhone & Android) turn it on, follow its directions, set it by your pillow and go to sleep. In the morning, it will show your risk of Sleep Apnea. It's easy and safe.
If you live in United States, SnoreTester will even assist you with your options after your risk is known. It's all there in one simple App.
Are you at risk?
When you are asleep, the area at the back of your throat sometimes narrows. The air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn creates the sounds of snoring. The narrowing can be in the nose, mouth, or throat.
Not everyone who snores experiences difficulty breathing. However, snoring in combination with other conditions, such as being overweight and obese, has been found to be highly predictive of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) risk.
How loud you snore is not indicative of the severity of obstruction. The sign that is most suggestive of Sleep Apnea is when your snoring stops, because breathing has stopped.
How It Works
SnoreTester uses scientifically proven methods to determine the risk of Sleep Apnea in people with a snoring problem. While all individuals with Sleep Apnea snore, the reverse is not true. Our app will set your mind at ease by not only determining your risk for sleep apnea, but also assisting you with the next step.
After each use, SnoreTester will analyze your results and inform you of your risk level of having Sleep Apnea. Should you fall into a "Moderate" or "Severe" risk category the application will assist you by putting you in touch with a physician specializing in Sleep Apnea in your area (available only to U.S. residents).
The best part of the SnoreTester Mobile App is that it costs very little. There are no hidden fees, no advertising interruptions, or in app purchases. All that you need is your iPhone or Android mobile device. Download SnoreTester, follow its directions and set it by your bed and go to sleep. That's all. We'll do the rest and when you wake up SnoreTester will show your risk of having sleep apnea. The App will inform you if you are at "Low," "Moderate," or "Severe" risk.
What if I have Sleep Apnea?
If you are at "Moderate" or "Severe" risk of having Sleep Apnea, then you should take the appropriate steps and see a board certified sleep specialist physician.
Don't know a board certified sleep physician? Our App will help you find one for free! (Applicable to U.S. Residents only.)
Don't worry about the cost. Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as Sleep Apnea are covered by almost all health insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid in the United States. Most other countries have similar coverage. U.S. Coverage includes the initial consultation with a board certified sleep physician, overnight in-lab or at-home studies and associated treatments. The amount of coverage varies according to your specific insurance plan. Office staff at these physician offices can contact your insurance company and obtain accurate information for you.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a common, yet serious, sleep disorder that occurs when a person stops breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can occur hundreds of times each night. Sleep Apnea is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts sleep. This results in poor sleep quality and causes fatigue and lack of energy during the day. Sleep Apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
There are three forms of Sleep Apnea:
1. Obstructive (OSA): The most common form that occurs when throat muscles relax and block breathing.
2. Central (CSA): Occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing.
3. Complex or Mixed Sleep Apnea: A combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
If untreated, Sleep Apnea increases the risks of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart failure, arrhythmias/irregular heartbeats, and more.
What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
- Breathing pauses lasting from a few seconds to minutes.
- They often occur 5 to 30 times or more in an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.
- Snoring (in the case of OSA)
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Restless sleep
- Waking up with a very sore and/or dry throat
- Morning headaches
- Forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decreased interest in sex
- Recurrent awakenings or insomnia
How is Sleep Apnea diagnosed?
In making a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea, your doctor will ask you about your sleeping habits, how much sleep you get at night, if you wake up at night, and whether you fall asleep during the day. Your doctor will also want to know if you are having any emotional problems or are taking any drugs that may be interfering with your sleep. Your doctor will also order some sleep tests, such as polysomnography (PSG or NPSG).
How is Sleep Apnea treated?
If you are diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, your doctor may suggest changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills, avoiding sleeping on your back and to quit smoking.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): To keep the throat and airways open during sleep. This is the most effective treatment for Sleep Apnea.
- Oral appliances: To position the jaw forward to keep the soft tissues out of the way and keep the airways open during sleep.
- Surgery: For the nose or throat to remove or tighten the soft tissues responsible for creating the blockage.
- Medications or Supplemental Oxygen: Used in cases of Central Sleep Apnea.
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