Dr. Aragona Provides Feedback for You
Are you unsure if you’re suffering from sleep apnea and need a few questions answered? Dr. Aragona helps ease any of your concerns about snoring, sleep apnea, treatments, and more.
Schedule your initial consultation at Aragona Sleep Solutions to speak with our team and to discover where you can officially diagnose your potential sleep disorder.
If I snore, does that mean I have sleep apnea?
It’s very possible, but not necessarily a determining factor. Sleep apnea sufferers snore when there’s a blockage in their airway that’s interfering with their ability to breathe properly. If your snoring is accompanied by large gasps for air and abrupt awakenings, then it’s recommended that you receive a sleep study.
What are other symptoms of sleep apnea besides snoring?
The most detectable signs of sleep apnea aside from loud snoring are:
- Abrupt awakenings
- Shortness of breath
- Morning headaches
- Mood swings
How do I get diagnosed for sleep apnea?
At Aragona Sleep Solutions, we work with local care physicians and dentists to help you diagnose your sleep apnea. An official screening and sleep study will be given overnight to help determine your condition. You may also be given an at-home sleep study if you feel you’d be more comfortable in a more personal setting.
Additionally, if you’re looking to receive a sleep study, take this Sleep Assessment first to help us understand your case better.
How is sleep apnea treated?
Initially, sleep apnea is treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. After using it, many patients give up on treatment because of its disruptive sound, intrusiveness, and overall inconvenience.
Dr. Aragona is offering you a chance to live a healthier, longer life with the help of an oral appliance. These mouthpieces are customized for each patient and are silent, portable, and easy-to-use in comparison to the CPAP.
What happens if I don’t seek treatment?
When sleep apnea is ignored, it can pose a major risk to your health. Some studies have found that untreated sleep apnea correlates to a greater chance of heart complications such as strokes or irregular heartbeats, diabetes, depression, and more.
Can my child have sleep apnea?
Yes, it’s possible your child can suffer from sleep apnea, especially if they’ve been diagnosed with ADHD. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects between 1 and 5% of children between the ages of 2 and 8. However, due to their closely related symptoms, OSA is often misdiagnosed as ADHD. It’s best to bring your child to their pediatrician to receive proper testing for sleep apnea and understand all the signs and symptoms.