Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment in Austin, TX
We offer sleep apnea screening and fabrication of oral sleep apnea appliances for a better night’s sleep.
One of the most common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is loud and chronic (ongoing) snoring. Pauses may occur in the snoring. Choking or gasping may follow the pauses. These brief periods of breathing cessation don’t trigger full alertness, but disrupt sleep enough to leave sufferers groggy in the mornings — and at risk for a number of more serious health problems.
You likely won’t know that you’re having problems breathing or be able to judge how severe the problem is. A family member or bed partner often will notice these problems before you do.
Dr. Duffin is an active member of the AADSM.
Major Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Signs
Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments.
Do you have one or more of these sleep apnea symptoms?
If you or a loved one have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or display a combination of the symptoms above, treatment is essential. Ask Dr. Duffin about taking a Sleep Apnea Risk Evaluation Screening test, which is a simple questionnaire. You can download the questionnaire in English and Spanish in the links below.
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