Do you think you might suffer from Sleep Apnea?
- Do you snore?
- Do people say you stop breathing, choke or gasp in your sleep?
- Do you wake yourself up snoring or gasping in the night?
- Do you wake up tired regardless of how much sleep you get?
- Are you tired of being tired?
All of these symptoms are common in people suffering from sleep apnea.
We can help.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome is a medical disorder that is associated with loud disruptive snoring. Sleep apnea is the result of collapse of the upper airway (throat) which causes the oxygen level to drop below normal and the heart rate to speed up resulting in sudden arousal during sleep.
This disturbance in sleep can occur 5 to over 100 times an hour and causes significant sleep disruption. The most common symptoms associated with sleep apnea are non-restorative sleep, daytime fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. In addition to the effect on the patient’s quality of life there is a direct link between sleep apnea and heart disease, stroke, obesity and type II diabetes mellitus.
Diagnosis of OSA requires a sleep study and successful treatment of sleep apnea is very effective.
Contact our office in Calgary and book a consultation today. You do not need a referral from your family physician.