Again this year, we are offering free Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) screenings during the month of November. This is our way of giving thanks for all the blessings which we have received during the year, and it is our hope that we may potentially save a life by providing this service.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition with potentially life-threatening side effects. Most people are not at all aware of this condition and certainly do not think that it affects them. People who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea are at risk for various medical conditions including:
- Adult onset diabetes (the #1 growing disease currently in the US!)
- High blood pressure (especially when resistant to treatment)
- Anxiety and depression
- Daytime sleepiness
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
In addition, OSA patients are prone to daytime sleepiness which places them at risk when driving. Also, these patients may struggle with diet-resistant weight gain. Such patients frequently lose significant weight when treated for their sleep apnea condition.
If you have any of the above symptoms or conditions, or have been told that you snore or stop breathing while asleep – or you just sleep poorly – perhaps finding out if sleep apnea is the problem may be the prudent thing to do. The screening is very quick and easy. It involves a history form and a brief examination, after which a preliminary diagnosis can immediately be made.
This offer is available to all of our patients as well as their friends, family, and coworkers. Please take advantage of this service! The first step is to determine if you are at risk for sleep apnea. Once a diagnosis is established, there are various ways to control the condition, allow you to sleep better, live healthier and feel great!
Call us at 908.359.6655 or visit our website at www.DesignsForDentalHealth.com to schedule your free screening.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Richard M Nadler DMD, FAGD and the Designs For Dental Health Team