Do You Snore or Often Feel Exhausted?
You could have Sleep Apnea.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, sleep apnea affects more than 30,000,000 Americans … but 80% of them don’t know it! Sleep apnea is a condition where, multiple times a night, you actually stop breathing! This deprives the brain of vital oxygen, causing severe negative effects throughout the entire body.
CONSEQUENCES of Untreated Sleep Apnea include:
(especially high blood pressure that is not responsive to medical treatment)
Congestive heart failure
and heart disease
Type 2 Diabetes
Who’s At RISK?
- Men (especially men over 40)
- Women (over 50)
- Anyone with a family history of the condition
- Overweight individuals (especially if your neck size is larger than 17 inches for men or 16 inches for women)
How Can I Find Out if I Have SLEEP APNEA?
If you find yourself exhausted during the day, there is a simple questionnaire that you can fill out in under 5 minutes. It’s called the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
Take the first step in diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Download the Epworth Scale now (then discuss the results with your physician).
Learn About WatchPAT-ONE, a convenient diagnostic tool for identifying Sleep Apnea.
There are a wide variety of sleep disorders and a correct diagnosis is the first step in managing and treating your condition. To help us detect sleep apnea as well as providing markers for quality of sleep, we prescribe our patients WatchPAT ONE a recyclable Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) that utilizes Bluetooth technology.