More than 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from sleep breathing disorder and more than 20 million suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). 93% of woman and 82% of men with Sleep Apnea remain undiagnosed. OSA is a physical condition caused by the airway to collapse resulting in an interruption in breathing that lasts longer than 10 seconds. Breathing problems for as little as 11 minutes a night DOUBLE the risk of death.
Some symptoms of Sleep apnea include:
- loud snoring
- always tied, trouble concentrating
- choking sensations while sleeping
- excessive sweating at night
- waking up with dry mouth
- frequent trips to the restroom at night
- weight gain
- restless legs
How do we screen or diagnose Sleep Apnea? By a sleep study either done in a sleep lab or at home in your bed. Sleep testing is covered by Medicare and almost all major MEDICAL plans. Untreated sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and Treated. If patients are intolerable to a cPAP machine an oral appliance can be used and is now the first line of treatment options for mild-moderate OSA. Ask our team members about how we can help you sleep better and have a better quality of Life!!!!!