Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person has one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breathes during sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is named obstructive and in this case, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. Sleep apnea has serious complications that can cause a person to stop breathing during sleep, to receive proper diagnosis and treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory, Ross, immediately.
Sleep apnea is often undiagnosed and this can cause serious complications to the patient. Poor sleep quality can lead to a person feeling drowsy during the day, but a condition like sleep apnea puts one at a high risk for automobile accidents, work-related accidents, and/or other medical problems. Obstructive sleep apnea is common for those who are overweight but it can occur in anyone, even children with enlarged tonsils.
If you have questions or concerns regarding a sleep apnea or sleep apnea treatment, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.rosssleepmedicine.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Ross in Hudson, WI, call 715-808-8379. For appointments in Forest Lake, MN, call 651-464-6988.