Sleep Apnea? Take Back Your Life
Aren’t you tired of being tired? Do you nod off easily during the day? Do you wake up and not feel great in the morning?
Sleep apnea is a condition that millions have yet don’t know it!
Common symptoms may include:
- Loud or frequent snoring
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased sexual desire
- Morning headaches
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Silent pauses during sleep
- Choking or gasping sounds during sleep
- Memory loss
- Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
- Insomnia (“light sleeping”)
- Excessive nighttime urination
Many medical conditions significantly increase your chance of having sleep apnea:
- High blood pressure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Mood disorders such as depression
- Excess body weight (BMI >30)
Bonus! All of these conditions are easier to treat if the underlying sleep apnea is addressed!
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing while you are asleep. Your airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the oxygen that reaches your lungs. This blockage may happen a few times or hundreds of time a night!
The lack of oxygen that your body receives during sleep can have negative long term consequences for your health.
A Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist can evaluate you for the appropriate testing, and if you have sleep apnea, discuss the options for treatment.
What are you waiting for – take back your life!
Jeff Jones, MD
DRH Health Sleep Institute