Are you tired of being tired after a solid night’s sleep? Does your spouse sleep in the room down the hall, because your snoring shakes the house? It may be time to talk to someone about sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Eighteen million Americans suffer from sleep apnea so take our “STOP BANG” questionnaire to find out if you are at risk:
Snore – Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or enough to be heard through closed doors)?
Tired – Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime?
Observed – Has anyone observed you stop breathing during sleep?
Pressure (blood) – Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
Body mass index (BMI) – Is your BMI greater than 35 kg/m²?
Age – Are you older than 50 years?
Neck – Is your neck circumference greater than 40 cm (16 in)?
Gender – Are you male?
If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions, ask your physician about screening for sleep apnea.
OSF Sleep Center
Sleep deprivation can cause serious health risks. Fortunately, most sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, can be treated and a visit to the OSF Sleep Center is a comfortable, caring place to start. A sleep study performed at the OSF Sleep Center will provide our physicians and staff with all the information they need to successfully diagnose and treat your condition.
Lay to rest your sleepless nights and talk to your physician today about scheduling a sleep study at the OSF Sleep Center, now located at 2411 E. Washington Street in Bloomington.
Please click here or call (309) 663-9999 for more information.
Last Updated: February 7, 2019