There are several risk factors that can be uncovered during a standard visit with your healthcare provider.
• Being overweight
• Large neck circumference
• Enlarged tonsils & adenoids
• Family history of sleep apnea
Come to Sequoia Sleep Diagnostic if you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea. We'll carefully examine your mouth, nose, and throat for enlarged tissues, and conduct a polysomnogram multiple sleep latency tests to determine how quickly you fall asleep during the day. After your diagnostic testing, we will have a clear idea of the problem.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may experience one or several complications.
• Overall fatigue and tiredness
• Moderate to loud snoring
• Moodiness and irritability
• Cardiovascular problems like heart attack
Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea issue, your doctor may suggest one of several
recovery options. Some of the most common simple options include sleeping on your side, avoiding medications that affect breathing, and avoiding other substances such as alcohol that affect your breathing.
We only handle diagnostic testing, but your physician can recommend a treatment plan pending the results of the sleep study. He or she may suggest that you lose weight, begin using a specialized mouthpiece, surgery, or be connected to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine while you sleep.