First, you need to explore your sleep habits and see if you have any symptoms. If you experience any of the below symptoms, you may be at risk for sleep apnea.
• Loud snoring followed by a breathless pause—ending with a breathless snort or gasp (people with CSA typically do not snore)
• Restless movements
• High blood pressure
• Morning headaches
• Problems with memory and concentration
• Extreme tiredness, sleepiness or fatigue
Approximately 6 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnea.
If you have questions about sleep apnea or think you may be at risk for sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, call East Jefferson General Hospital’s HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 to help you find a physician who is right for you.