Did you know that daytime fatigue, trouble concentrating, headaches, and many other symptoms can be caused by sleep apnea?

Learn about sleep apnea and signs that it might be affecting your health.

Sleep apnea is commonly under-diagnosed . Education is key.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Snoring is the most obvious sign and more common in men. Other signs and symptoms of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) include:
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Restlessness during sleep, frequent nighttime awakenings
  • Sudden awakenings with a sensation of gasping or choking
  • Dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening
  • Cognitive impairment, such as trouble concentrating, forgetfulness or irritability
  • Mood disturbances (often dismissed as depression or anxiety which can co-exist with sleep apnea)
  • Night sweats
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Headaches

Diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea are extremely important for your long term health.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Speak with your primary care physician about your symptoms suggestive of sleep apnea. An overnight sleep study can objectively evaluate for sleep apnea.

How is sleep apnea treated?
The treatment for sleep apnea is extremely individualized and based on the underlying cause. Conservative therapies targeting the underlying cause may include:
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep position changes
  • Treatment for underlying sinus or nasal congestion
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines or other mechanical therapy
  • Dental appliances that keep the airway open
  • Surgical procedures are usually reserved for unresponsive cases

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