SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today released the ResMed Sleep Assessment app, a novel new app for iPhone that lets users record themselves during sleep. The app also includes a clinically validated questionnaire that assesses their risk and other helpful features to empower users to discuss their sleep health with their physician.
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Excessive tiredness may be due to sleep apneaFeeling excessively tired or fatigued is often the result of disrupted, unhealthy sleep. Numerous factors can lead to poor quality sleep, some of which have significant negative health effects. One possible cause of fatigue is sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. People with sleep apnea report feeling like they're living in a fog, and that no matter how much they sleep they still feel exhausted.
Sleep apnea is a serious health condition in which a person stops breathing temporarily during sleep. After several seconds, the brain triggers a wake-up response, causing the person to awaken gasping. These events may happen hundreds of times per night, though the sleeper usually won't remember waking up. Often a spouse or partner will notice that the person snores loudly during sleep.
Sleep apnea affects approximately one in five U.S. adults, although it is estimated that as many as 80% of sleep apnea sufferers are undiagnosed and untreated.(1) A known cause of hypertension, untreated sleep apnea has also been linked with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and stroke.(2-6) People who have sleep apnea feel chronically fatigued and may experience a variety of other sy