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Northeast, OH residents evaluate sleep apnea risk with this online survey

Did you get enough sleep last night? You can ask any adult in Mentor, OH or elsewhere this question, and there is a very good chance that he or she will say, “no.” We are undoubtedly a sleep deprived society, but the reason may not be what you expect. Sometimes the problem is quality, not quantity. Apnea is a common – and frequently undiagnosed – condition that can rob you of quality sleep and good health. This online sleep survey is designed to help you identify potential risk factors.

What is apnea?

If you have apnea, you probably know that you snore. It might wake you up once in a while. More likely, if another person is trying to sleep in the same room, he or she informed you of the problem. In fact, most people think of snoring as a much more serious problem for the sleeping partner than for the afflicted party. If it is indeed just snoring, that may be true. What many people don’t know is that loud snoring is one of the most common apnea symptoms.

Man in bed suffering for sleep apnea syndrome

Apnea is a type of sleep-disordered breathing that affects millions of Americans. It interrupts breathing when you fall into a deep sleep, causing you to cough, choke, gasp, snore, and partially awaken. This can happen over and over throughout the night, leaving you with little to no rest– even after eight hours of shuteye.

Self-evaluation and diagnosis

If you have any concerns about apnea, we highly recommend taking the survey to assess the quality of sleep online. It is a valuable self-assessment tool, but please be aware that apnea cannot be diagnosed via on online survey. The only way to determine if you have apnea is through a sleep study. Dr. Stern offers a convenient at-home test, so you won’t need to visit a sleep study center. Depending on your provider and plan, medical insurance may cover a portion of the sleep study cost.

When you are ready for a good night’s sleep, give our office a call and schedule a free sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Stern AT Snoring & CPAP Solutions LLC office in Willoughby Hills, just 15 minutes from I-271 and Chagrin.

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