ResMed has developed what they call a sleep assessment appfor iPhone which can help regular people, in the comfort of their own home, and without paying huge sums to the sleep test clinics, to discover if they suffer from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can have many negative consequences (see below) which includes constant fatigue, weight gain, sleep problems, depression, etc. And, unfortunately, around 20% of people in USA suffer from some form of it and it would cost in the region of $2000 to $3000 to test yourself in a sleep clinic or a sleep lab.
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The iPhone app, however, can do this by simply recording you while you sleep and afterwards you can listen to your own sleep sounds and see if there is an issue or not.
What the ResMed Sleep Assessment App Does:
Assesses the risk for sleep apnea using a clinically validated questionnaire (9 questions)
Ability to share the results with friends or family or more importantly your doctor
Includes a limited database of sleep labs near to where you live
Records your snoring if any. You can listen to see if you snore and how loud.
Includes a sample of sounds of others who have sleep apnea so you can compare.
How to Know if You May Need This Sleep Apnea App:
Do you snore?
Does someone say that you snore and you think you do not?
Are you tired when you wake up?
Do you feel tired during the day?
Do you have any problems during sleep?
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All of the above can be consequences of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea where you basically stop breathing multiple times during your sleep and you don’t even know that this happens to you, but as your brain is deprived of oxygen you wake up briefly and again go back to sleep. This, however, prevents you from having proper sleep.
Final words on ResMed iPhone App Test for Sleep Apnea
I hope this iPhone Sleep Apnea App article was helpful to you and that if you might be suffering from this sleep disorder then you can save a lot of money by using this app instead of going to a sleep lab for diagnosis.