Sleep Apnea Cincinnati
Sleep apnea Cincinnati is an involuntary cessation of breathing, which occurs while the patient is asleep. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. In all three types, people who do not receive treatment stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. In most cases, the sleeper is unaware of these breathing interruptions because they don’t trigger a full awakening.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-threatening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, and even automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel. Our practice offers treatments to give our patients a good night’s rest and help prevent those potential risks.
SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA CINCINNATI
Sleep apnea patients are often older, obese, and have thick necks, but men and women of any age or body type can have sleep apnea. The sleep disorder progressively worsens with age and weight gain. Listed below are some common signs of sleep apnea:
- Unintentionally falling asleep during the day
- General daytime sleepiness
- Tiredness even after sleep
- Waking from sleep with a choking sound or gasping for breath
- Loud snoring
SLEEP APNEA CINCINNATI
If these symptoms occur, then our devices can be used to pinpoint what type of sleep apnea you have and then determine what kind of treatment is best for you.
There are many options when considering treatment. A simple solution could be trying to lose weight or changing your sleeping position. You could also consider starting Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy to improve your breathing while sleeping. Our practice specializes in devices used to help open the airway while patients sleep.
Want to get a full night’s sleep? Schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options. Call us at 513-398-0133 (Mason Office) or 513-791-0260 (Kenwood Office) to schedule today!
Note: Before your visit, please complete the Sleep Exam information form.
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