Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can prevent you from getting the sleep you need. OSA causes you to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. OSA causes a temporary collapse of airways and prevents air from entering your lungs. This disrupts normal sleep patterns and causes you to feel excessively tired and fatigued during the day. Why suffer?If you suspect that you or a loved one has OSA, discuss it with your healthcare provider. They can refer you to our sleep lab, and make an appointment for you. A sleep study will provide the doctor with vital information about how you sleep and breathe. This information will help to determine your diagnosis and a treatment option that is right for you.
By using the prescribed therapy, you can get the peaceful sleep you need. This can result in:
A person should be evaluated for OSA if they snore regularly and have one or more of the following symptoms. Use the following list to see if you may have OSA.
What happens at the Sleep Lab?
At Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center's Sleep Laboratory, you will be observed and monitored while you sleep in one of our comfortable, hotel -like bedrooms. During the six-hour test, many bodily functions are monitored including, your nasal and oral airflow, oxygen levels, heart rate and rhythm, brain waves and limb movement. The completed study is reviewed by a physician specially trained in sleep medicine. The report is then forwarded to your healthcare provider, who will prescribe any indicated treatment.If you suspect that you or someone you love has OSA, contact your healthcare provider to schedule a sleep study. A sleep study can provide the doctor with vital information about how you sleep and breathe. This information will help to determine your diagnosis and a treatment option that is right for you.
Carol Lytle, ManagerSleep Laboratory315-713-5365