Sleep apnea occurs when a person doesn’t breathe normally during sleep. Warning signs are loud snoring and long pauses between breaths. The person may be sleepy enough during the day to fall asleep at work or at a stoplight. Sleep apnea can trigger high blood pressure, heart failure, or a stroke. It can affect men and women of any age and occasionally affects children.
The average life expectancy in the United States is 81 years old. If you sleep 8 hours a night, you have been asleep for 27 years during your life time. Identifying and treating a condition like sleep apnea will significantly improve you longevity and quality of life. It is estimated 1 in 5 adults suffers from sleep apnea. Diagnosis and treatment are easy with our availability in-lab or home testing devices. Don’t let sleep apnea control your life, call us today.
If you have symptoms of snoring, daytime sleepiness or restless sleep, take this quiz to determine whether your symptoms may be caused by a more serious condition.