If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Cary/Raleigh, NC area we can help. Sleep apnea is a blockage of the airway during sleep that interrupts breathing. Many patients are unaware they even have sleep apnea until someone else tells them that they are snoring heavily, one of the tell-tale signs of the disorder. Although snoring does not indicate that a patient has sleep apnea, it may be a sign.
Many people suffer from the following symptoms of sleep apnea:
Many sleep apnea sufferers are overweight due to the excess weight in their neck areas that hinders the breathing passage. It is also more common in people with thick necks or smaller airways in the nose, throat or mouth areas. In addition to these physical factors, external factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, or the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases are related.
Sleep apnea can be diagnosed through an overnight sleep study called a PSG. This is essentially the gold standard of sleep tests. There are also at-home diagnostic systems that can be used but the proper diagnosis is a critical piece of the treatment so a professional evaluation is recommended. Before you get a sleep test we can evaluate you in our Cary office to determine if a PSG is right for you.
Once it is determined that you have sleep apnea we can then work to help you treat it. The sleep apnea treatments available vary and depend greatly on the severity of your disorder. Dr. Ferzli will be able to help you determine what treatments or sleep apnea therapies are right for you.
Contact us today to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Cary.