Understanding Sleep Apnea
Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you tired of being tired? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from a lack of sleep—and even exhaustion—caused by sleep apnea. Chronic snoring problems and interrupted sleep aren’t just an inconvenience. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to health risks, and even be fatal. Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing are called apneas and they can happen hundreds of times each night. Sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your health and prevent you from getting the restful night’s sleep your body needs to stay healthy.
POTENTIAL HEALTH ISSUES
FROM UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA
Continuously interrupted sleep can result in serious health-related problems.
Some of the potential health issues that may result from untreated sleep apnea include:
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
INABILITY TO CONCENTRATE
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNEA
Frequent, loud snoring
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Chronic exhaustion even after a full night’s sleep
Gasping, choking or snorting during sleep
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
High blood pressure
Poor memory, moodiness or difficulty concentrating
Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
START WITH A SLEEP APNEA CONSULTATION TO SEE IF YOU'RE AT RISK
Whether it’s loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, make sure you are not at risk for this very treatable, potentially life threatening condition. Learn more about sleep apnea and get all of your questions answered. All it takes is a short and simple health screening to determine if you are at risk for sleep apnea or obstructed sleep breathing. We have a limited number of consultation times available, so schedule yours as soon as possible.
HOME SLEEP TESTS ARE A COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR SOME
If during your consultation it is suspected that you may suffer from sleep apnea, we will coordinate sleep testing. You can take a sleep test at a local sleep lab or we can assist you in ordering a convenient, comfortable, and accurate home sleep test designed to assist in the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing. Once you undergo your sleep test, a Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
THERE ARE SLEEP APNEA SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY PATIENT
Depending on your diagnosis, there are various ways to treat sleep apnea. We specialize in treating sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing with Oral Appliance Therapy. We will select a device that is best suited for you. In patients with severe apnea, CPAP machines or upper airway surgery may be recommended. For patients that can't tolerate their CPAP machines, oral appliances are a convenient and comfortable life-saving therapy.
THE BENEFITS OF TREATNG YOUR SLEEP APNEA
A full night’s sleep for both you and your partner means you will wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. Restful sleep is crucial to health!
An open airway and restful sleep lead to increased concentration, memory, focus and energy during the day.
Avoid the health risks caused by untreated sleep apnea and live a longer, healthier, more enjoyable life.