Northeastern Health System Tahlequah
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious, potentially life-altering breathing disorder that occurs during sleep, that may lead to life-threatening conditions. The upper airway repeatedly collapses, causing interruption of breathing (apnea) or inadequate breathing (hypopnea) and sleep fragmentation. Sleep fragmentation results in chronic daytime sleepiness.
If you have signs and symptoms that indicate the possibility of apnea, an evaluation by a physician specializing in sleep disorders is recommended. A sleep study is a painless test that provides information about how a patient breathes during sleep. The data that is collected will enable the physician to determine the severity of sleep apnea and treatment options.
For a referral to the Cherokee Health Partners
Sleep Center, contact your physician.
Contact us to schedule your sleep study at: