The Institute of Sleep/Wake Disorders also provides a Home Sleep Test Program that is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This is a great option for patients who have a high probability for sleep apnea, including patients who have been told by a partner that they snore and who have a body mass index (BMI) over 35.
More than 2000 patients have undergone a Home Sleep Test by Hackensack Meridian Health.
Patients with sleep disorders not only associate their problems or complaints with sleep but also with wakefullness.
The most common conditions are sleep related breathing problems; they include obstructive and central sleep apnea. According to recent literature more than 80 million people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States. The prevalence of sleep apnea in general population is 4 % in adult males and approximately 2 % in adult females. Most commonly, patients with sleep apnea wake up gasping for air or choking.
The incidence of sleep apnea in children is expected to be approximately 3-4% amongst the pediatric population.
In adults restless or fragmented sleep, fatigue and feeling tired in the morning are the tell tale signs of sleep apnea.
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