Not only can sleep apnea lead to restless nights, it can also be dangerous. Sleep apnea comes about when a person has a difficult time breathing while sleeping. Daniel I. Rifkin, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology
, is the founder and CEO of Ognomy — a company that has shifted the diagnosis and care of sleep apnea outside of the clinical setting. Typically, people who are experiencing signs of sleep apnea are told to visit a sleep center, where they are monitored overnight. But Ognomy has found a way to perform monitoring from a person’s home.