Narcolepsy is a rare but serious sleep disorder with often-alarming symptoms: excessive sleepiness, sleep “attacks," hallucinations, paralysis, and cataplexy. Different types of narcolepsy can be difficult to diagnose because their symptoms tend to begin gradually and grow in severity over time.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in the U.S. and affects an estimated 22% of men and 17% of women worldwide. People who suffer from sleep apnea generally experience a high prevalence of early-morning headaches, irritability, and daytime sleepiness, among many other unwanted symptoms.
Experts estimate that at least 25 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, most people with this sleep disorder are unaware that they have it. A delayed diagnosis can put your health at risk, but treatment can help manage and may even cure your sleep apnea.
A common barrier to getting a sleep apnea diagnosis is the expense and inconvenience of undergoing a sleep study at a hospital-like facility. As a way to overcome these obstacles, Lunella LLC has launched a new one-of-a-kind home sleep test and service.
As the number of sleep apnea diagnoses rise each year, so does the awareness of this sleep disorder. Here are seven things you may not know about the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing and its primary treatment: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.