Sleep Apnea Greensboro, NC

Sleep apnea can be a bothersome, sometimes dangerous medical condition that can have a profound impact upon an individual’s quality of life.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Someone stricken with sleep apnea experiences interrupted breathing patters during his or her rest cycles. In severe instances, such individuals might cease breathing numerous times while asleep. Should these disruptions last for extended durations, afflicted persons are at risk of developing serious health problems.

Sleep apnea manifests in two distinct forms or possibly a combination of both:

Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA)

This form of the condition results from some type of obstruction in an afflicted person’s breathing passages such as the nose or throat. Typically, OSA results from soft tissue collapse in the back of the throat.

Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)

This manifestation of the disorder occurs due to brain and central nervous system disturbances that interfere with the breathing muscles ability to carry out the critical bodily function.

What Are Sleep Apnea’s Symptoms?

You should get checked for sleep apnea if you have been experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Sore or dry throat
  • Lack of energy or sleepiness during the day
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Mood changes or forgetfulness
  • Insomnia or recurring awakenings

What Are Some The Condition’s Risk Factors?

If left untreated, sleep apnea will lead to a lack of oxygen to your brain and organs which can cause a series of underlying health conditions and serious illness including:

  • Weight gain
  • High Blood Pressure/Stroke
  • Heart attack or irregularities
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Depression

FDA Approved! – Our full onsite sleep test is done right in our office including:

  • A complete sleep evaluation
  • Rhinometer analysis to easy measure your nasal capacity
  • Pharyngometer analysis to measure your airway size and stability

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