How do you know if you have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders and can affect men, women and children of all shapes and sizes. Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud and irregular snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Frequent night urination
  • Loss of energy and depression

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, stroke, fluid retention, abnormal heartbeats and insomnia. It is considered a serious medical condition and has been linked to thousands of deaths each year. The test for obstructive sleep apnea is performed in our sleep lab. You spend the night in one of our private rooms while a technician monitors information about your sleep patterns.

To schedule a sleep study, please contact HCMC Central Registration at 731-644-8486. If you or someone you love is experiencing a sleep problem, we invite your to contact our center for an initial consultation. You may call 731-644-8414 for more information on the Sleep Disorders Center.