What are the consequences?
- Daytime sleepiness
- Poor mental and emotional health
- Decreased productivity
- Slower reaction time
- Vehicle accidents
- Unhappy bed partner
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes a person’s breathing to be interrupted during sleep. People with sleep apnea that remains untreated can actually stop breathing repeatedly (sometimes hundreds of times!) during a typical period of sleep.
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
Upper airway resistance syndrome is difficult for many doctors to diagnosis. Few sleep testing centers even have the proper test equipment to recognize the illness. Mt. Scott does, and is quite familiar with this syndrome that until recently has been little understood by the medical community.