Sleep apnea affects more than 8 million people in the U.S., and studies show that it is the fastest growing health epidemic in America. It is also a health condition that affects all age groups, all demographics and all genders. You may suspect that you have sleep apnea but you are hesitant to do a sleep test to find out. Listed below are two warning signs that may help you schedule a consultation.
Signs While Sleeping
If you aren’t getting a good night’s rest, waking up with headaches or your significant other refuses to sleep in the same room with you due to snoring and gasping for breath, this would be a good indication of something not being right. You may also flail your body or arms during the night, which may jolt you awake or cause your significant other to abandon your bed. Take note and schedule an appointment for an evaluation.
Signs While Awake
Are you exhausted throughout your day, find yourself dozing when you get comfortable or the quiet of the car puts you to sleep? These could be warning signs of sleep apnea. If that night-time headache doesn’t go away and you know you weren’t awake all night, then something is affecting your sleep and at best you need a sleep study to determine what that is.
If you or someone you know is in need of a better night’s sleep, contact us for a no obligation consultation. We are the sleep specialists at Chevy Chase ENT located in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. metro area dealing with sleep apnea and sleep-related problems. We can help diagnose your condition, recommend whether a sleep study would be beneficial, and offer you a variety of treatment options including CPAP, Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and more.