Snoring & Sleep Apnea: When to Seek Professional Help
Struggling to snooze soundly due to incessant snoring? As trusted industry professionals, the team at Sleep Clinic Services understands the frustration snoring can bring, affecting not only your sleep but also your partner's.
With our unique home-based sleep disorder diagnosis and personalised treatment plans, you'll be well on your way to regaining healthy sleep.
Snoring vs Sleep Apnea
Snoring happens when the tissues at the back of your throat vibrate, creating that distinctive sound. Whilst occasional snoring is quite common and usually harmless, it can be a sign of something more serious such as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea involves brief pauses in breathing, jolting you awake multiple times a night. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), where the airway becomes partially or fully blocked during sleep.
OSA not only impacts your sleep quality but can also lead to serious health concerns if left untreated.
Spotting the Signs: How to Tell the Difference
If your snoring is accompanied by any of the following, it's time to pay attention and consider seeking a professional diagnosis:
Witnessed Gasping or Choking:
If your partner or roommate notices moments where you seem to struggle for breath during sleep, it could be a red flag for sleep apnea.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness:
Feeling like you're auditioning for "The Walking Dead" during the day? Persistent fatigue and sleepiness could point towards sleep apnea.
Waking up with a pounding head might be due to the oxygen deprivation.
Memory and Concentration Problems:
Forgetfulness and trouble focusing are also common signs to look out for.
The Risks of Ignoring Sleep Apnea
Ignoring sleep apnea can lead to some serious consequences that go beyond just feeling groggy, such as:
Sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Mental Health Matters:
Chronic sleep disruption can take a toll on your mental well-being, potentially leading to anxiety and depression.
Excessive sleepiness can increase the risk of accidents while driving or operating machinery.
Taking Action: How to Stop Snoring & Address Sleep Apnea
The expert team at Sleep Clinic Services are here to guide you through the journey to peaceful nights, from home-diagnosis, to gold-standard treatment.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis:
If you think that sleep apnea might be sneaking into your dreams, our at-home diagnostic sleep test will identify this, or any other issues. We deliver the equipment straight to your door - quick and easy! And no need for any uncomfortable visits to a sleep lab…
Personalised Treatment Plans:
No more generic solutions! We'll create tailored treatment plans, which may include lifestyle changes, CPAP therapy, or other alternatives to tackle your sleep issues head-on.
Sleep Clinic Services’ unique and acclaimed patient-first approach guarantees you get the results you need. Get in touch today.
What patients like you are saying...
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Great experience - Excellent communication and personal and professional service.
I didn't know I really had sleep apnea and was surprised when the sleep test and report showed how badly my sleep was being affected.
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