Do you snore, suffer from restless sleep, irritability or high blood pressure?
Do you have difficulty sleeping or falling asleep?
If so you might suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious, potentially life-altering breathing disorder that occurs during sleep, that may lead to life-threatening conditions. The upper airway repeatedly collapses, causing interruption of breathing (apnea) or inadequate breathing (hypopnea) and sleep fragmentation. Sleep fragmentation results in chronic daytime sleepiness.If you have two or more of the following signs or symptoms, it may be an indication of unidentified OSA.
If you have signs and symptoms that indicate the possibility of apnea, an evaluation by a physician specializing in sleep disorders is recommended. A sleep study is a painless test that provides information about how a patient breathes during sleep. The data that is collected will enable the physician to determine the severity of sleep apnea and treatment options.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems including: