Sleep apnea is a highly common and potentially dangerous breathing disorder that is most often associated with snoring, gasping for air during sleep, and daytime fatigue. In order to successfully treat this condition, it’s critical to have an experienced sleep doctor make an accurate diagnosis and pursue an appropriate course of treatment.
Our sleep specialists are highly experienced in assessing, diagnosing and effectively treating sleep apnea. We provide sleep apnea testing kits that you can use from the comfort of your own home, and we are also equipped to provide CPAP treatment.
We are committed to providing a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan for sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with our sleep specialists today!
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. The word “apnea” means “pause in breathing.” There are three types of sleep apnea:
Symptoms of central and obstructive sleep apnea can overlap, however, there are the most common symptoms:
Unfortunately, yes. People with OSA are at a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Treatment of sleep apnea reduces these risks and, along the way, should improve any snoring and help you feel better.
Risk factors for sleep apnea vary slightly depending on the type of sleep apnea. Risk factors for central sleep apnea (CSA) include:
For mild sleep apnea, simple behavioral and/or lifestyle changes may be recommended, such as:
For moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea, the most effective treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Our practice has an 80 to 85 percent compliance rate for successful CPAP use. We also provide home sleep apnea testing. To pick up your device or to fill out the patient questionnaire after you return the device.