Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

If you’re ever excessively tired during the day from restless sleep or are told you snore loudly, consider setting up an appointment with our office for a sleep apnea test. Individuals who have a hard time breathing are usually not aware that they’ve had any trouble during sleep, and the sleep apnea sufferer may simply become conditioned to the daytime sleepiness and fatigue associated with poor or shallow sleep.

Although apnea may seem to be little more than an annoyance, it has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, clinical depression, weight gain, and obesity. The heart is at greatest risk: sleep apnea sufferers have a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack or death than those who don’t have apnea.

Sleep apnea can be very difficult to identify simply from symptoms alone, especially for those who don’t snore—that’s why it’s very important to get tested if you or a loved one are experiencing a number symptoms related to the condition. Morning headaches, insomnia, trouble concentrating, irritability, anxiety and depression, forgetfulness, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and frequent heartburn are all possible indications that you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.

Please make an appointment today to see one of our Ear Nose & Throat specialists and make sure you’re getting a healthy, full night’s sleep.


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