Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The Reason You’re Tired All the Time
Have you ever noticed how tired you are all the time? No matter how much sleep you get, it never seems like enough. You get the recommended 8-9 hours every single night. But you still find yourself nodding off throughout the day. It’s getting harder to focus on work and you constantly find yourself making mistakes.
Well, obstructive sleep apnea may be the problem. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) happens when your airway is blocked while you sleep. This blockage causes your body to wake up momentarily to reopen your airway so you can breathe again. Most of the time you don’t notice that you wake up at all. But since this process happens multiple times every night, you will begin to notice its effect on your body.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the reason you’re so tired all the time. It’s the reason you struggle to stay awake in the middle of the day.
Not Treating Sleep Apnea is Not an Option
Along with chronic daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea can put you at risk of developing a variety of physical problems including heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Your body uses sleep to filter your brain. So your mental health is also affected. You may begin to notice mood swings, depression, and a hard time focusing at work. There’s also an increased risk of dementia.
Sleep apnea is not something that you can just ignore. If you suspect you have OSA, you need to see a sleep apnea specialist as soon as possible.
Finding the Right Sleep Apnea Specialist
In order to get the sleep you need, it’s important to make sure you get the right treatment.
The best way to get the right treatment is by choosing the right sleep apnea specialist. They should take a comprehensive, collaborative approach to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. Your sleep apnea specialist needs to be willing to thoroughly examine your airway and make sure they fully understand the problem before offering treatment.
Welcome to PRECiDENT
Your Sleep Apnea Specialists
Our team has treated countless patients with obstructive sleep apnea. And each one has been able to get the sleep they so desperately need. Many have even been able to get that sleep without needing to be hooked up to a CPAP.
At PRECiDENT, our sleep apnea specialists take a comprehensive, collaborative approach to OSA. Our goal is to make sure you are getting the right treatment for your unique situation. We bring in specialists from a variety of different disciplines to examine your case and make sure we don’t miss anything. Together we have the knowledge and experience to make sure you get exactly what you need.
With the PRECiDENT sleep apnea team on your side, you can trust that you will breathe better and sleep better.
Our Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea
We don’t just want to help you manage your sleep apnea. We want to help you get rid of it for good. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to obstructive sleep apnea.
This means we take the time to examine every possible cause so we can address those issues directly. Sometimes all you need is a CPAP. Other times we may determine that sleep apnea surgery is the best route. No matter what treatment plan we recommend, you can trust it’s the right one for you.
Part of what sets us apart is our collaborative approach. Our team is made up of specialists from multiple disciplines. We work together to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. This collaboration allows us to provide better treatment for more complex issues, like sleep apnea.
We also try our best to collaborate with people outside of our own practice. We work with your primary care physician and ENTs to make sure we understand every aspect of your situation.
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Our Sleep Apnea Specialists Provide
A Unique Experience and Effective Solutions
As soon as you contact PRECiDENT you will notice a difference. You are treated with dignity and respect from the minute you reach out to us. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make you feel comfortable and confident throughout the whole treatment process.
The experience our specialists bring to the table means you will get the most effective treatments for your sleep apnea. Our comprehensive, collaborative approach ensures you get the sleep you deserve. If you’re ready to breathe better and sleep better, we’re ready to help you get started.