SLEEP APNEA

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Are you tired all the time even though you think you’re getting enough sleep? Does your loud snoring keep your partner awake? Do you wake up during the night gasping for breath? If so, you might be one of the nearly 20 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea. By assessing your risk, discussing your symptoms and beginining the process of diagnosing sleep apnea, we can help you overcome sleep apnea and get the restful, rejuvenating sleep you need.

FAQ

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes your breathing to stop while you sleep– often as frequently as 30 times each hour. These brief periods of apnea signal the brain to wake you up to restart your breathing.

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses, closing off your airway.

 

Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea (CSA) is caused by misfiring signals from the brain. Your muscles  aren’t being told to breath.

 

Complex Sleep Apnea
Complex sleep apnea is a combination with both obstructive and central causes.

What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can cause an individual to experience...

•  Insomnia
•  Difficulty sleeping through the night
•  Shortness of breath after waking
•  Choking or snorting sounds
•  Morning headaches
•  Drowsiness even during the day
•  Loud snoring
•  Forgetfulness or foggy thinking