IF YOU ANSWER YES to one or more of the questions below, you may be at risk for Sleep Apnea:
Do you experience any of these problems?
1. Unintentionally falling asleep during the day?
2. General daytime sleepiness?
3. Un-Refreshing sleep?
6. Do you ever wake from sleep with a choking sound or gasping for breath?
7. Has your bed partner noticed that you snore loudly or stop breathing while you sleep?
Other questions you can ask yourself to determine if you are at higher risk for Sleep Apnea include:
1. Have you ever nodded off or fallen asleep while driving?
2. Do you often wake up with a headache?
3. Do you have a neck size of 17 inches or more?
4. Do you have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher?
5. Do you have high blood pressure?
6. Do you have a family member who has Sleep Apnea?
A BOARD CERTIFIED sleep medicine physician can diagnose obstructive Sleep Apnea using an in-lab sleep study or a home Sleep Apnea test. A board-certified sleep physician has training and expertise in diagnosing and treating Sleep Apnea.
The physician will need to know your symptoms, and whether they began when you gained weight or stopped exercising. If you can, ask a partner or roommate or relative if they have ever heard you snore loudly or make choking noises in your sleep.
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