Harvard Heart Letter

At-home testing for sleep apnea

Research we’re watching Home sleep testing to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—a common disorder that increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease—can reliably detect OSA even if a sleep specialist is not involved, according to a new study. In people with OSA, the tongue or throat tissue temporarily blocks the airway multiple times throughout the night, causing explosive snoring or gasping for breath. An estimated 10% to 17% of middle-aged…

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