Andrew Marlowe, MD and Chad Marrs, MD of Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat - Center for Hearing in Sarasota, Florida provide accurate diagnosis and state of the art treatment for sleep health to the Sarasota community.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious, occurring when sleep is interrupted repeatedly due to a halt in breathing. This pause can be from a few seconds to a few minutes. There are 2 kinds of sleep apnea:
Sleep apnea is typically an ongoing condition that interrupts sleep that can move a person from deep sleep to light sleep. There are no blood tests for sleep apnea and doctors can't know of sleep apnea during routine check-ups. Typically, a spouse notices the condition first and alerts the sufferer.
Snoring has many factors, but sleep apnea can result in loud snoring, occurring more frequently in persons who are overweight.
Undiagnosed sleep apnea has the potential to:
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires lifelong monitoring and care. Treatment options include:
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