1. Are you a loud and/or regular snorer?
2. Have you been observed to gasp or stop breathing during sleep?
3. Do you feel tired or groggy upon awakening, or do you awaken with a headache?
4. Are you often tired or fatigued during wake time hours?
5. Do you fall asleep sitting, reading, watching TV or driving?
6. Do you often have problems with memory or concentration?
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you are at higher risk for having obstructive sleep
apnea. If you are also overweight, have a large neck and/or have high blood pressure the risk
increases even further.
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you may have a sleep disorder. Different treatment options exist; which treatment option is right for you depends upon the severity of your apnea and other aspects of the disorder.
Call the Centegra Pre-Registration Department at 815-334-5566 to schedule a sleep study or talk with your doctor. Sleep studies are performed at two convenient locations in McHenry County—Centegra Sleep Services-Algonquin and Centegra Sleep Services-Woodstock. Or ask the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) for more information on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can be extremely serious and cannot be ignored.
A.W.A.K.E. Support Group
You may also be interested in attending a meeting of an ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Support Group (A.W.A.K.E. stands for “Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic”, characteristics that are uncommon in people with untreated sleep apnea). Call 847-915-4472 to register. Visit our online calendar for the next support group dates.
Source: Reproduced with permission from the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA),