HELP WITH SLEEP APNEA DISORDER & SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
If you don’t have trouble sleeping, I bet you know or have worked with someone who has sleep problems - whether they have trouble falling asleep, snore, don't like their CPAP machine, or wake up in the middle of the night out of breath.
These could be symptoms or complications of Sleep Apnea or another Sleep Disorder.
So what can you do? And how can we help? First thing to do is fill out a Epworth Sleep Apnea Screening Test (click here). The Epworth Sleep Apnea test was introduced by Dr. Murray Johns in 1991, and has been validated and in use in obstructive sleep apnea treatment ever since. It is a simple and accurate way to screen yourself for sleep apnea.
Frequently asked questions
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of health problems, including: - High blood pressure - Stroke - Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks - Diabetes - Depression - Worsening of ADHD - Headaches
Oral devices (also called oral appliances) are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They push the tongue and jaw forward, which makes the airway larger and improves airflow. This also reduces the chance that tissue will collapse and narrow the airway when you breathe in. Examples include a mandibular repositioning device (MRD) or a tongue-retaining device.
Question: How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations
(versus just feeling tired)?
If you score a 10 or higher on the Epworth Sleep Apnea Scale, you should schedule an appointment, to discuss having a sleep test (Polysomnogram or PSG) performed in a local sleep clinic or center. Your health insurance plan will most likely cover the cost. If you don’t have health insurance, there are many sleep clinics and centers that offer low-cost sleep tests.
Once you have completed a sleep test (PSG), and one of our sleep physicians has confirmed that you have sleep apnea, we can discuss your treatment options.
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