When To Test for Sleep Apnea

By Pinnacle Allergy

At Pinnacle Allergy, serving Marietta, GA, and the nearby region. Dr. Howard Herman provides care for allergies and breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. If you’re waking up tired and other people are saying you’re snoring, you may wonder if you have this disorder. Fortunately, we can perform sleep apnea testing and know for sure.

Waking Up Tired All the Time

If you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep, which we know is difficult to do in this day and age, and still feeling tired, it might be time for sleep apnea testing in our Marietta, GA, office.

Whenever you have sleep apnea, your breathing is interrupted throughout the night, which reduces the amount of oxygen that circulates throughout your body. It also leads to you waking up throughout the night. As a result, you may experience daytime sleepiness, no matter how much sleep you get nightly.

Wake Up Gasping for Air

As briefly noted above, sleep apnea will cause you to wake up gasping for air because your breathing stops throughout the night. If you find yourself waking up in this manner frequently, consider visiting a physician for sleep apnea testing so you may receive the appropriate treatment.

Are More Irritable Than Usual

Are you more irritable than usual? Is there no explanation for it, like stress in your life? Then, you may have sleep apnea. What happens is, even if it seems like you’re sleeping all night, you’re unconsciously waking up throughout the night. For this reason, you’re not getting all the hours of sleep your brain requires to function properly. Ultimately, this can lead to irritability.

Snoring and Episodes of Your Breathing Stopping

While you may not notice either, your partner may notice that you stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. You may snore as a result of the sleep apnea.

Have Other Health Concerns

If you have other health concerns, you should visit a practitioner to get sleep apnea testing and a formula diagnosis. Diabetes, hypertension, and heart problems are all possible complications of sleep apnea. And if you already have these problems, you’ll only worsen the problem and heighten your risk of serious complications from those problems.

Have an Unhappy Partner  

Your snoring may disrupt your partner’s sleep. The same applies if you’re waking up throughout the night gasping for air. While your health may come first, your partner deserves a good night’s sleep as well.

Book an appointment with Pinnacle Allergy in Marietta, GA, with Dr. Herman for sleep apnea testing if you have any of the aforementioned issues. We can provide the proper testing as well as the appropriate treatment. Call us for an appointment at (404) 260-5366.