Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble remembering the last time you woke up feeling rested and refreshed? Do you snore? If so, chances are you’re not getting the quality sleep you need. Snoring and sleepiness can mean more than just feeling drowsy during the day. They may be signs of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have long-term negative effects on your heart, metabolism and overall health.

Symptoms

Sleep apnea can affect anyone. It can affect people who are fit or overweight, old or young, male or female. It can even affect children. A few of the common symptoms are:

  • Loud snoring
  • Lack of energy
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • A partner or family member says you stop breathing during sleep

How do I get diagnosed?

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A simple, painless home sleep test is required for a sleep apnea diagnosis. To get a home sleep test, your doctor must recommend it with a prescription or referral. Determine your risk by taking the STOP BANG questionnaire below and then take our referral form with you when you speak to your doctor about a home sleep test with Pinnacle HST.

Take the Questionnaire Download the Referral Form