If you’re one of the 30 million Americans who snore loudly or experience other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, you can find help at Advanced Medical Care. The experienced sleep specialists provide in-home and in-office sleep studies to confirm that you have obstructive sleep apnea. They also design treatment plans that use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines and other therapies to improve your breathing while you sleep. Call the Brighton Beach (Brooklyn) or Forest Hills (Queens), New York, office today to schedule an obstructive sleep apnea evaluation or book a consultation online.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing periodically throughout the night. Pauses in breathing occur when the soft tissues at the back of your throat collapse and block your airways.
Advanced Medical Care offers comprehensive diagnostic testing on-site to confirm OSA. The team also provides personalized treatment plans to improve your nighttime breathing and lower your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease that untreated sleep apnea can cause.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Advanced Medical Care if you have persistent symptoms of OSA like:
You also need an evaluation if you frequently wake up with a headache, sore throat, and/or dry mouth.
The Advanced Medical Care team offers two diagnostic tests to confirm you have obstructive sleep apnea:
In-home sleep tests use noninvasive sensors to monitor your heart rate, breathing patterns, and blood oxygen levels during sleep.
Nocturnal polysomnography is an in-office test that uses a machine to monitor your breathing patterns, brain activity, body movements, and blood oxygen levels during sleep.
Based on your test results, the Advanced Medical Care team creates a treatment plan to improve your breathing and restore your sleep quality.
Your OSA treatment plan could initially include changes to your nighttime routine, like going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. You should also keep your room dark and cool to make it easier to fall asleep.
Many people with moderate to severe OSA need a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that delivers supplemental oxygen through a face mask you wear while sleeping.
The team could recommend a BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) machine if a CPAP machine is too uncomfortable for you. A BIPAP automatically adjusts air pressure levels throughout the night as you inhale and exhale.
Call Advanced Medical Care today to schedule an obstructive sleep apnea evaluation or book an appointment online.