Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Do I have OSA?
At Advanced Sleep Treatment, we use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale to determine if you would potentially screen positive on a sleep test for Sleep Apnea. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a scale intended to measure daytime sleepiness by use of a very short questionnaire. This can be helpful in diagnosing sleep disorders.
Please feel free to print and fill out to bring to your consultation.
Why should you treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
01 — Stop Snoring
By getting treated, most of the time it will completely eliminate your snoring, depending on the patient and the severity.
02 — Stress on the Heart
High blood pressure (hypertension), Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (an irregular, often rapid heart beat), Congestive Heart Failure and/or sudden death.
03 — Mental Health
Mental conditions such as depression, anxiety, loss of motivation, shortened attention span, mood swings, and poor judgement are all much more common among people who suffer from sleep apnea.
04 — Obesity
Reduced sleep and/or sleep quality increases your appetite for high calorie foods. It also elevates the hunger hormone, grelin, which makes you consume more food. Being overweight is the most documented risk factor for Sleep Apnea.
05 — Sexual Dysfunction
Many middle -aged men and women with OSA experience impotence and/or loss of libido.
06 — Dementia
Sleep Apnea increases your risk of developing dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
07 — Stroke
Moderate to severe Sleep Apnea greatly increases your chances of having a stroke, as much as three times!