Sleep Apnea can cause sleepiness, headaches, irratibilty and depression...
Many people donít realize how much our sleep cycle can impact our overall health from dental health to feeling depressed and irritable. A good night of sleep can change the way you feel and look at the world. Here is a brief list of symptoms of sleep apnea:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Waking with an unrefreshed feeling after a night's sleep
Experiencing problems with memory and concentration
Feeling tired and groggy
Experiencing personality and/or mood changes
Morning or nightime headaches
Heartburn or a sour taste in your mouth at night.
Swelling of the legs
Getting up during the night to urinate
Waking up feeling short of breath or episodes of not breathing (apnea)
Restless tossing and turning during sleep
Reduced resistance to infection
Do you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Do you and your partner sleep in separate rooms due to loud snoring?
Do you doze off unintentionally during the day?
Do you often wake up feeling tired or having a headache?
Do you have problems concentrating for long periods of time?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from sleep apnea (Obstructive Seep Apnea or "OSA") and it is essential that you seek the right treatment option.
OSA is a serious medical condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and the work place. If you have been heard gasping for breath at night, if you snore, are excessively sleepy during the day, or display symptoms of OSA, contact Dr. Steinmetz's office to Schedule a Free Sleep Apnea Consultation.
We will administer a test. Depending on your score Dr. Steinmetz will discuss further testing and treatment options. Your health insurance plan will most likely cover the cost of the additional testing and treatment, so please bring your medical insurance information with you to your first appointment.