Is It Obstuctive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

"My wife tells me I snore very loud and I stop breathing at night."  Do I have OSA?


It very well might be, if your airway is partially or completely closed off during sleep. These episodes may even be occuring repeatedly throughout the night, disrupting the quality of sleep. This can cause daytime sleepiness and lead to other significant health problems. When obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is suspected, Heartland Health Therapy offers cost effective and efficient ways to diagnose if there is a problem.


DID YOU KNOW?



  • Over 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder of which 50% suffer from OSA

  • 80% of the population is undiagnosed

  • 50% of OSA patients have hypertension

  • Patients with OSA are 3 – 5 times more likelihood to develop coronary artery disease

  • 40% of OSA patients will have Type II diabetes

  • 40% of men with Type II diabetes have OSA