What can happen to me if I have sleep apnea?
Untreated sleep apnea can cause the debilitating quality of life, excessive, sleepiness, leading to an increased chance of accidents. Sleep apnea may also lead to health complications including high blood pressure, stroke or heart failure, loss of memory & concentration. Incidence of these diseases increases by 4-8 times.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
The Primary treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP Machine.
C-PAP machine delivers a stream of compressed air at a prescribed pressure via nasal mask so that unobstructed breathing becomes possible, which balances the reduced oxygen in the blood and prevents apnea. This gives quality sleep and quality life to the patient and reduces snoring. You have to use this throughout the night.
What are the benefits of treating OSA?
Clinical studies have shown that treatment of OSA may:
- Better control of BP
- Improve daytime energy and stamina
- Relieve excess stress on the heart and vascular system
- Reduce the potential risk for heart attack, stroke, and heart disease
Supported by a 24-hour emergency department staffed by board-certified/board-eligible emergency medicine physicians