Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Waking up with a very sore or dry throat
  • Loud snoring
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decreased interest in sex
  • Recurrent awakenings or insomnia.

You may need a sleep study. We now carry an in-home sleep monitor that you can take home and be tested for sleep apnea.

sleep-apneaSleep apnea is dangerous for multiple reasons, the most serious being negative cardiovascular effects on the body. As you fall asleep and stop breathing, your body slows your heart rate because it wants to conserve the oxygen that is in your system. When your heart rate gets too slow it reaches a point where your body needs to wake up to get some air. Your heart rate has to speed up to partially wake you to breath, consequently you have a heart rate that slows down and speeds up, this puts tremendous stress on the heart. This increases your chance of a heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease. It has never been more affordable to check to see if sleep apnea affects you.

You will not need to pay more than $400.00 for self pay, $300 for insurance and may be as little as $0.00 with Medicare. Call the office for further details.