Am I a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

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Sleep apnea, classified as a sleeping disorder, can cause you to stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night. The poor quality of sleep caused by sleep apnea can have far-reaching impacts on your health. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may be a candidate for sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea treatment can help improve your overall health by improving the quality of your sleep.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Though sleep apnea is most commonly associated with chronic, loud snoring, it can have several other symptoms:

  • Lack of energy
  • Brain fog or poor concentration
  • Constant tiredness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent need to urinate at night
  • Night sweats

The similarity of these symptoms with those of other disorders like insomnia and depression can cause them to be misdiagnosed, especially in women. It is estimated that as many as one in three men and one in six women will develop sleep apnea during their life. 

The diagnosis process for sleep apnea consists of multiple phases, a detailed medical history, and a physical examination performed by a physician followed by a sleep study. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may choose to seek treatment.

Why Seek Treatment?

While continuous positive airway pressure machines, commonly known as CPAP machines, may be used to reduce the symptoms, some patients may find them uncomfortable or have difficulties sleeping while the machine is active. CPAP machines are not the only available treatment for sleep apnea. Dr. James Gould uses his experience treating sleep apnea combined with state-of-the-art equipment to help find a treatment plan that works best with your lifestyle and symptoms. The surgical treatment performed by our experienced team at St. Louis Sinus Center can provide lasting relief and help you achieve better quality sleep.

If you suffer from sleep apnea in the areas of Festus or St. Louis, MO, reach out to our dedicated team at St. Louis Sinus Center. Call 314-473-5433 to take the first step in achieving better sleep by scheduling a consultation at our offices located in Festus or St. Louis.

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