Do you snore? Is someone's snoring keeping you up at night? If so, you are not alone. 40 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep-disordered breathing. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing and affects an estimated 18 million people in the United States: 2% of middle-aged women and 4% of middle-aged men. The vast majority of patients are undiagnosed.
If left untreated, OSA can have serious and potentially life-threatening complications, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, impaired cognitive performance and increased driving accident rates.
If you or someone you care about may have sleep apnea, see a sleep expert doctor. Once properly diagnosed, OSA can be effectively treated. Your doctor may recommend a sleep study to measure certain patterns during sleep, such as breathing and heart rate.
Most sleep studies are performed overnight in a Sleep Laboratory or Clinic or patient can take a Home Study device home.
If you need any sleep testings or have any questions, please come visit us at 305 South Drive, Suite 4, conveniently located across El Camino Hospital.
Or call us at 650.967.8787