Sleep apnea, what is it?
How to diagnose it to treat it better.
History of sleep apnea
The first treatments focused on the obstruction of the ducts by performing tracheostomy procedures.
The CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, fundamental advance with this device consisting of regulating the passage of air in the upper ways with a nasal mask, was invented in 1981.
An important public health component, sleep apnea affects about 25% of men, 10% of women and 1% of children. 82% of men and 93% of women are without diagnosis.
OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the most common form of apnea, represents 80% of cases of different forms of sleep apnea.