Our Team on Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep is critical to our overall health. It’s critical to our heart, our brain, and really all the cells. Most patients will say, “I sleep fine.” I did the same thing and didn’t realize that there were times in the night where I had pauses where my airway actually closed. Fortunately, my wife was there, and even though I was treating things 12 years ago, I didn’t know that I was actually suffering from some of that airway collapse. And it was not only affecting my life, but also with my wife and our relationship. She would wake up and be a little irritable and moody because I was snoring sometimes. She wasn’t allowed to get in her deep recuperative sleep. So it was really affecting us. Now, as a patient, I totally denied. I said, “I don’t snore.” And she said, “Yes, you do.” And I said, “No, I don’t,” and I never realized as a patient that you could be snoring, you could be not breathing and not even know it.
And that was the biggest revelation that I had when I personally was involved with that. I actually stopped breathing 10, 11 times every hour for 10 seconds or more, and it could be 10, 15, 20 up to two minutes each time. Sleep is critical to our recovery. It’s critical to our brain capacity. It’s critical to our heart and any cell where you have lack of oxygen, or what they call hypoxia, affects our body, it affects how we react, it affects how our life is. Basically, poor sleep equals a bad day. If you or your partner have noticed that you’re snoring or you’re not sleeping well, give us a call. We can arrange for a simple home sleep test. They are non-invasive now, where it’s a simple watch, and that’s not all kinds of monitors all over you anymore. It’s simple and can give us some valuable information to improve your health.