Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep disorders can prevent sufferers from enjoying a refreshing sleep that results in feelings of exhaustion throughout the day. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you have pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Causes: Sleep apnea is usually a chronic or ongoing condition that disrupts your sleep as you move out of a deep sleep into a light sleep or jerk awake entirely.

Symptoms: Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and can result in a disrupted sleep. Normal breathing will often resume, usually with a loud snort or choking sound. You then have a poor quality of sleep, making you tired throughout the day.

Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness and contributes to chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, memory loss, and other cardiovascular disease.

Improve Your Overall Health

We understand how tiring and frustrating it is to suffer from sleep apnea, which is why every HollowBrook Sleep professional is dedicated to improving your quality of life through treatments that actually work. With a variety of testing options available, such as Home Sleep Testing and Pulse Oximetry, the medical professionals at HollowBrook Sleep will evaluate which treatment option is right for you.

Not sure if you should get treatment? The risks of untreated sleep apnea include:

  • Possible life span reduction (by as much as 6-15 years)
  • Increased medical care cost (by as much as 3 times the normal cost)
  • Increased risk of being involved in an accident at home, work, or while driving (studies suggest 30-50% of car accidents occur due to sleep apnea)
  • Higher incidence of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, acid reflux, and other disorders
  • 3-5 times higher risk of developing cancer with moderate to severe apnea
  • Increased risk of dementia (due to low oxygen)

HollowBrook Sleep offers 3D Cone Beam Technology, an innovative method to evaluate your airway to better determine appropriate treatments with precise anatomical views and measurements. We provide solutions to help patients sleep without a CPAP machine or to wear their machines more comfortably.

“I would have done anything to get rid of that C-PAP machine. The doctor fitted me with an oral appliance and it worked! I got rid of the C-PAP machine!” – Diane