Speaker: Firas Dairi, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Physician
If your loved ones say you snore loudly or gasp for breath in your sleep, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Other signs of this serious disorder include waking with a headache, being tired during the day, falling asleep during daily activities or having problems with memory or concentration.People who are at the greatest risk for sleep apnea are overweight, have a large neck or have high blood pressure. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, talk to your physician about the Sleep Services Department at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. The department’s caring staff works with board-certified physicians to help people ages five and older get better rest.Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. To find a physician who can help you improve your sleep, call 877.CENTEGRA.