Sometimes – even when we’re sleeping – we’re not getting the rest we need.
This increasingly common concern is known as sleep apnea, and it occurs when breathing stops or becomes difficult during sleep. These disruptions in breathing can last seconds or even minutes, and may occur dozens of times in a single hour.
These pauses in breathing prevent you from receiving the restful recharge you need to function properly.
When left untreated, the condition can lead to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes.
You might experience the following symptoms if you suffer from sleep apnea:
· Choking or struggling for breath during sleep.
· Extreme fatigue.
· Loud snoring.
· Morning headaches.
· Memory lapses.
· Mood swings.
· Changes in personality.
· Difficulty with concentration.
· Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking.
Watson Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center was one of the first sleep labs established in the state, and one of the few in our area to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Staffed by board-certified specialists and expertly trained medical providers, the Sleep Disorders Center diagnoses and treats common conditions including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and more. Call 863-680-7300 to schedule a consultation.