You may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Of those with sleep apnea, it is estimated that up to 70% go undiagnosed.
Untreated sleep apnea has been linked to serious health issues like stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, irregular heartbeat, congestive heart disease, heart attack, increased risk of auto accidents, and many others.
Many people with sleep apnea put up with the heckling of family members / hunting buddies and shrug off the fact that they are tired during the day. Too many of us accept the way they sleep as “normal.” If you feel you or someone you care about might have sleep apnea, please refer to the questionnaire below. Healthy sleep can be in your future.
Do you Think You Might Sleep Apnea?
___ ___ Do you snore?
___ ___ Are you excessively tired during the day?
___ ___ Have you been told you stop breathing during sleep?
___ ___ Do you have a history of Hypertension?
___ ___ Is your neck size > 17 inches (male) or > 16 inches (female)?
___ ___ Do you wake up to use the bathroom more than twice a night?
___ ___ Have you ever fallen asleep while driving?
Answering “yes” to two (or more) of these questions may be a positive screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Patient should consider talking with their Health Care Provider about a referral for a sleep evaluation.
Sleep apnea is only one of 84 known sleep disorders. Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder are some other sleep disorders that are equally capable of disrupting healthy sleep. We are able to diagnose and treat all 84 sleep disorders.