Sleep Apnea

April 20th, 2017 - By steve.mccormack

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Sleep Apnea …. it’s real and it’s a big deal for more people than you think.  It’s not just overweight, older men anymore.    Women and children of all shapes and sizes are being diagnosed with sleep apnea, too.

Untreated apnea puts your health at risk.

Adults … ask Yourself:

  • Are you tired or fatigued more than you should be?
  • Can you easily nod off while sitting inactive in a public place, or when you are riding in a car?
  • Do you have high blood pressure, insomnia, heart disease, gastric reflux?
  • Do you snore?
  • Do you clench your teeth?

Children:    

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  • Do they snore or mouth breathe a lot?
  • Have bed-wetting, frequent ear aches, clench their teeth?
  • Have ADD or ADHD …. maybe you can take your child off these medicines ??
  • Have larger tonsils and adenoids, or a large tongue and small throat?

Let us help you figure out if you have sleep apnea through a simple screening questionnaire.  SCRMC has an excellent sleep therapist and pulmonologist who can perform a sleep study and see if you are experiencing any sleep disorders.

Yes … it might mean a night at SCRMC hooked up to sleep monitors … but if you could feel refreshed and reduce medications for health problems, wouldn’t you want too?

How does the possibility of preventing a stroke or heart attack sound?

CPAP or oral night-guard appliances can be life changing.

Your spouse will LOVE you for it !

Let us help you improve your sleep and your health.

Let us help get you started.

Check out these links.

www.MAYO CLINIC.org/sleep-apnea/basics/

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