Persistent drowsiness, daytime sleepiness, and fatigue aren’t normal. They may be signs of a sleep disorder.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder, which can cause you to repeatedly stop breathing while you sleep. It affects about 1 billion people around the world. But a high share of these cases, regardless of severity, go undetected.
Common symptoms of OSA include the following:
- Difficulty breathing at night
- Waking up frequently in the middle of the night
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Trouble concentrating during the day
Untreated OSA impacts all areas of life
Health and well-being
Worsens other health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity, hypertension, and depression.
Strains relationships with constant snoring and disrupted sleep.
Safety & Productivity
Increases risk of preventable workplace accidents, fatal crashes, and sick days.
Costs $150 billion a year in lost productivity, comorbid medical costs, and workplace accidents.
We support you with coordinated sleep care from diagnosis to treatment.
Primasun is the leading preventive solution that identifies people at risk for OSA, and guides them down the right path to care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you die from sleep apnea?
If untreated, sleep apnea has been shown to increase the risk of a heart attack or early death by 30%.
What are the types of sleep apnea?
The two most common types are central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more about these two types, visit sleepapnea.org.
Will I have to go into a sleep clinic for a sleep study?
Where appropriate, Primasun offers a remote sleep test that you can take from the comfort of your home. In some cases, your sleep physician may determine that your specific symptoms warrant a visit to a sleep clinic.
How can I tell if I might have sleep apnea?
If you or a loved one feels tired after 7-9 hours of sleep, falls asleep at inappropriate times during the day, regularly has headaches in the morning, or has trouble breathing during the night, it’s time to see a sleep specialist. Primasun offers an end-to-end care platform that will get you connected to a sleep specialist to get the help you need.