Sleep Apnea Treatment in Everett WA
Do you snore? If you have sleep apnea you may be at risk for a heart attack or a dangerous illness.
Do you snore or get out of the bed in the morning feeling groggy and unrested? If so, there is a chance that you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that affects an estimated 22 million Americans.
While your snoring may be a nuisance to your partner, it may be an indication of a greater health risk to you. Apnea, or a pause in breathing, is due to the soft tissue in the back of your throat collapsing during sleep. The result is a lack of oxygen that may have long-term health consequences such as:
• High Blood Pressure
• Heart Disease
Fortunately, CitySleepLab has a solution. At our state-of-the-art sleep testing facility, we provide effective sleep apnea treatment. In Everett, WA, as well as at our centers in Lakewood and Oak Harbor, our highly trained staff uses the latest testing equipment in a home-like, comfortable environment. This combination yields high-quality sleep studies that are pleasant experiences. If we determine that you have apnea or other sleep-related disorders, there are a variety of treatment approaches that we can recommend, including a CPAP machine or oral appliances. We are available to set up your consultation today, and we accept most major insurances.
So set up a consultation with us today. We accept all kinds of insurance.
About Apnea and Other Disorders
There are several major sleep-related disorders, including insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnias, and restless leg syndrome. However, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common of these. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, your airway frequently becomes blocked, which restricts the amount of air that reaches your bloodstream. When this happens, you may snore or make choking sounds. Additionally, your body and brain become deprived of oxygen, so you wake up. Waking up during the night may be mild, happening only once or twice per night, or severe, happening regularly.
In many cases, patients with heart problems can attribute their symptoms to a sleep disorder. When your breathing pauses during the night, your heart must work harder. Consequently, you have a lousy day, because you are more irritable and temperamental due to lack of sleep. If you have other medical conditions, lack of sleep makes the original illness worse. What’s more, sleep-related breathing disorders can result in difficulty concentrating, a feeling of foggy-headedness, and confusion upon waking.
The most noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, feeling tired during the day, and waking up with a headache. Indications can include having a large neck and being heavy or obese. At our center, we assess your condition and, if warranted, we conduct a sleep study. There are many approaches to diagnosing and treating apnea and other disorders. The first step is talking to one of our experienced sleep specialists. These conditions are highly treatable, and many patients notice a significantly improved quality of life afterwards.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with a sleep specialist today. We treat patients at our centers in Everett, Lakewood, and Oak Harbor, Washington.Contact us today and make an appointment with a sleep specialist.