My Sleep Breathing Health
- How is your sleep breathing health?
- Do you frequently snore?
- Do you awaken several times during the night to use the bathroom?
- Do you feel excessively tired when you wake up in the morning, or throughout the day?
Restful, uninterrupted sleep is vital to your health.
In fact, recent studies in neuroscience have concluded that the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy brain and body, particularly as we age, is getting enough restful sleep. For most people, that means at least 7 hours of restorative sleep every night.
Not getting enough restful sleep has dangerous consequences, threatening the way our brain, heart, and immune system naturally work.
Scientists now understand that poor quality sleep affects our whole body, as well as our mental health. In fact, insufficient sleep is now seen as having a causative role in numerous diseases, as well as mental illnesses, rather than just being a symptom of those conditions.
How do we know if our sleep health is poor?
One vital sign we can monitor and analyze is our sleep breathing. Sleep breathing includes snoring, but also other breathing events, like the gaps in breathing and periods when we stop breathing for 10 or more seconds a time, as well as other breathing sounds, like choking or gasping.
A lot of people don’t know if they snore … or if they do, won’t know if their snoring is harmless (normal snoring, also called ‘primary snoring’) or harmful and potentially dangerous, as in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Measuring your sleep breathing health can tell you a lot about how restful your sleep is, and how alert and productive you can expect to be during the day.
Regular monitoring of your sleep breathing patterns can tell you if your sleep breathing is stable, getting better, or getting worse.
Now, with the DROWZLE app, there is an easy way to record and analyze your sleep breathing patterns, like snoring or the times that you stop breathing or stir from sleep, gasping for breath.
Analysis of the patterns can tell whether your snoring is harmless or harmful, and can provide an ongoing measurement of your sleep breathing – a vital sign of your sleep health.
If your sleep breathing health is poor, and you are at risk for OSA, the DROWZLE app can alert you to seek appropriate help from your physician, to address the threat and reduce your long-term health risks.
DROWZLE provides valuable information to your physician, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of medical issues arising from, or made worse by, your sleep health.