Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) the Reason So Many Birmingham Residents Are Tired Throughout Their Day?
Plenty of people in the Birmingham, AL region think of snoring as a fact of life: I sleep, therefore I snore. But what most people don’t know is that snoring is often a symptom of a more serious, underlying problem. If you or someone you know is a chronic snorer, they could be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a dangerous, frequently undiagnosed breathing condition.
OSA occurs when the airway becomes naturally obstructed while they sleep by the tongue and soft tissue in their throat. Because of the obstruction, the sleeper’s airway becomes restricted and often closes off for periods of time, during which you or your loved one will not receive the amount of oxygen the body needs. This disruption and loss of airflow cause the lungs to work harder. The end result is unsatisfying sleep and a number of health risks.
Find the help you need
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic snoring, the office of Dr. Paige Lester can help diagnose and treat your sleep disorder. We offer the best in OSA treatment in the Birmingham area. We offer sleep testing and treatment options like CPAP therapy with a CPAP machine and oral appliances that ease the side effects of snoring and OSA.
The treatments offered by Dr. Paige Lester and our practice will not only eliminate the snoring annoyances in your life, but we can also improve your overall quality of life by ensuring a better night’s sleep. Schedule an appointment today and let us help you find the right sleep solution today.