Your Urgent Care For Sleep Disorders
Inspire is a small device that is inserted into the body that helps the airways open up, removing obstructions. It’s a great alternative to CPAP, especially for people who just can’t sleep with the hose and mask.
One of our Atlanta-based ENT specialists can find out if your snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. To evaluate this, you will need to take an overnight sleep study called a polysomnogram. Typically, this test measures the individual’s heart rate, respiration, brain activity, eye movement, and blood oxygen level. You will be diagnosed with OSA if two things occur:
- You stop breathing due to a blockage of the airway for more than 10 seconds while asleep.
- This happens more than five times per hour of sleep.
If you have OSA, the sleep study will show if it is mild, moderate, or severe. A person with OSA is often very sleepy during the day due to consistent waking in the night; these brief awakenings keep you from enjoying long periods of deep sleep. OSA may lead to sleepiness, heart attack, stroke, and automobile accidents.
What are the types of sleep disorders?
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Sleep Terrors
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Jet Lag
- Periodic Limb Movement
- Shift Work
- Inadequate Sleep Hygiene (Bad Sleep Habits)
What is the main cause of sleep apnea?
- Excess weight or obesity (body mass index, or BMI, >25)
- Family history of sleep apnea
- Male sex
- Large neck (greater than 17 in men, greater than 16 in women)
- Recessed chin
- Physical abnormality in the nose, throat, or upper airway structure
- Use of alcohol or sleeping pill
How can you cure sleep apnea?
To see if you are eligible for Inspire, call 770-740-1860 today to schedule a sleep study. We offer same-day and Saturday appointments.
Your ENT Urgent Care Doctors
So before you visit those walk-in clinics, consider coming to us: The Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute.
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