Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Although snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, you can have sleep apnea and not snore. OSA is when a person’s airway is completely or partially collapsing while they are asleep. This is a common disorder in which a person has one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.
Associations between OSA and the following health risks have been found:
Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test if you think you may suffer from OSA
Answer the following question for each scenario on a scale of 0 to 3. Add your total from all questions together to receive your score.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
0=No chance of dozing 1=Slight chance of dozing 2=Moderate chance of dozing 3=High chance of dozing
If you received a score of 10 or higher, this could be an indication of a sleep disorder. Dr. Nasralla is full trained to help and aid in the treatment of OSA. Please call to book a consult today.