What is Sleep Apnea ? 


A serious disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while he or she is asleep.

Individuals with sleep apnea may stop breathing hundreds of times during sleep, depriving the brain and body of much needed oxygen. 

                                                                                 

 


Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea ? 


  • Loud Chronic Snoring
  • Choking, Snorting or Gasping
  • Restless Sleep
  • Extended pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Dry Mouth or Sore Throat Upon Waking
  • Morning Headaches
  • Difficulty Concentrating During Work
  • Moodiness and depression
  • Unexplained Sleepiness even after getting an appropriate amount of rest.

 


Complications of Sleep Apnea ? 


  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure ( Hypertension )
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Poor Workplace Performance
  • Morning Headaches
  • Dementia

 


How is Sleep Apnea Treated ?


  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure ( CPAP )
  • Surgery

 


DO I NEED SLEEP STUDY ? 


If you snore but don’t have other symptoms of sleep apnea, you may not need a sleep study test.

A Sleep Study is the only sure way to find out if you have Sleep Apnea.

You may want to know if you have sleep apnea, because it has been linked with other health problems including High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Failure and Depression.

 


Why might your doctor recommend a Sleep Study Test ? 


Research shows that treating sleep apnea can :

  • Reduce daytime sleepiness.
  • Improve Blood Pressure
  • Lower the risk of having a heart failure
  • Easier to control blood glucose levels