Sleep apnea affects 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health, and can strike anyone at any age. People with sleep apnea do not breathe properly during sleep. This can lead to daytime sleepiness and may contribute to high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attacks and stroke. Warning signs of sleep apnea include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, gasping, pauses in breathing, irritability, depression and forgetfulness.
Sentara sleep centers are nationally accredited by the Sleep Disorders Association and provide a full range of services to prevent, diagnose and treat sleep-related problems, including sleep apnea. To take a sleep test, discuss your sleep problem with your doctor and address potential treatment options, including a sleep evaluation.
How can I find out more?
Register for the AWAKE Support Group for sleep apnea patients and their families and meet with other people who live with CPAP.
Find a Sentara Sleep Centers location near you.
Watch a recording of our live sleep apnea webinar below: