Helping breathing while sleeping
Sleep-disordered breathing conditions include obstructive sleep apnoea and upper airway resistance syndrome.
In the general population, it is estimated that 4% of males and 2% of females have obstructive sleep apnoea; an estimated 10% of patients who snore have sleep apnoea.1
The primary management protocol of these conditions involves the objective assessment of patients via polysomnography that permits a measure of the severity of sleep apnoea. This can be reported as a RDI (Respiratory Distress Index) and AHI (Apnoea to hypopnoea index/ratio). Other relevant