How we can help.
Through clinical study, Tri-County Health Care providers help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep. They also provide follow-up care to manage sleep disorders and help patients receive restful sleep and regain control of their lives. A widely accepted treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is positive airway pressure therapy, which includes using a bedside device to deliver pressurized air through a small mask or nasal pillow system. The device is called a continuous positive airway pressure system (CPAP).
Obstructive sleep apnea accounts for 80 percent of all sleep disorders. In a given night, a person with OSA may stop breathing 20 to 60 or more times an hour. People may experience: snoring, gasping or choking sensations; excessive daytime sleepiness; impotence; mood swings; weight gain; frequent night time urination; excessive sweating during sleep; high blood pressure and early morning headaches. Regular use of CPAP therapy can dramatically improve your quality of sleep, but it doesn't always happen overnight. That is why Tri-County Health Care sleep services will be there each step of the way, guiding you through a phased approach to better sleep.
Through a relationship with Todd Greatens, M.D., Tri-County Health Care provides patients with the care they need close to home.
People with undiagnosed or untreated OSA are:
- Two to four times more likely to develop complex arrhythmias
- Two to three times more likely to develop hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Two times more likely to suffer stroke
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, speak with your health care provider.
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