When to seek medical treatment for snoring
- Posted on: Feb 15 2017
Snoring can be just a nuisance or it can be a sign of a serious medical problem. It is hard for the bed partner to tell the difference between simple snoring and sleep apnea unless it is very obvious. The patient may also not be aware because the feeling of fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, and lack of cognitive ability is often thought to be just part of getting older. Patients tend to just power through and consider it their new normal. Unfortunately, apnea, undiagnosed and untreated leads to long term irreversible health issues including heart failure.
If you or your partner have snoring, you owe it to your self to have a sleep study. At Sinus and Snoring Specialists, that sleep study is a easy as sleeping in your own bed. Our sophisticated, but easy to use home sleep test device, enables us to provide an accurate evaluation of your snoring issue.And rest assured if sleep apnea is identified that does not mean you are stuck with a CPAP machine. We have many options for therapy.
If you or your partner snore come see us for an evaluation and a home sleep test for your health and peace of mind.
Daniel Slaughter, MD
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