Sleep Facts and Information
The following diseases on medical conditions often accompany Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Drug-resistant hypertension
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Atrial fibrillation
- Coronary artery disease
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Loud snoring
- Awakening due to gasping or choking
- 15 or more obstructive respiratory events per hour
Diabetes and Sleep Apnea
In a 2010 publication of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine a study on the Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes was published.
60 patients approved for the study agreed to have a polysomnogram, and 77% showed to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
A study published in the Journal of Hypertension reported that of 41 participants with resistant hypertension (with a blood pressure of 140/90 while on 3 or more antihypertensive drugs)underwent a night of polysomnography, 83% were positive for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Congestive Heart Failure
Sleep apnea sufferers have a 30% higher risk of heart attack or death than those unaffected.
(N.A. Shah, M.D., N.A. Botros, M.D., H.K. Yaggi, M.D., M., V. Mohsenin, M.D., New Haven, Connecticut (May 20, 2007). "Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30%". American Thoracic Society.)
The average person spends 30-35% of their life asleep. Let's make sure it's time well spent!
Common Sleep Disorders that can be treated with medication:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Idiopathic hypersomnolance
Services of Mountain States Health Alliance Sleep Centers
It's important to treat the disease, not just the symptoms. The following tests help doctors determine sleep disorders:
- Home Sleep Studies (HST)
- In-lab studies - attended nocturnal polysomnograms
- Split Night Studies
- CPAP titration
- BiPAP titration
- ASV titration
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)