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Sleep: An Essential for Good Health. What’s the Cost of Bad Sleep?

By |2018-01-08T12:28:54-05:00October 24th, 2016|

Most people don’t realize that the reason for their bad sleep may be more than being uncomfortable throughout the night. Studies show that approximately 1 in 15 Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and as many as 80% go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is very often overlooked due to its broad symptoms, which most commonly includes snoring. While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, loud and ongoing snoring followed by abrupt awakenings and gasping for air is considered an apnea. This occurs from an obstructed airway...

What is Sleep Apnea? A Guide for Patients

By |2018-01-08T12:31:10-05:00October 13th, 2016|

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing while you sleep, called apneas. It often goes undiagnosed due to its broad symptoms. Each apnea can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes and may occur 30+ times each hour. During these pauses, your airway relaxes and you are unable to receive enough air to your lungs, causing snoring...

Benefits of Home Sleep Testing for Patients

By |2018-01-08T12:35:05-05:00October 3rd, 2016|

When testing for conditions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea, many patients fear going into an in-lab to get tested. It’s an inconvenient, very uncomfortable, and can be very expensive.  It simply is not ideal for all patients. Well, here’s some great news! Home sleep testing can give you those [...]