In video number seven of this series by Dr. Popper he outlines the most common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea as well as some more serious issues that have been associated with this condition. This series has been designed to address your questions about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. If your question is yet to be answered, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information quickly, feel free to contact us here on the site or on our Facebook Page. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
The most common symptoms presented are restless non-refreshing sleep, daytime sleepiness or excessive fatigue, waking with a headache that dissipates as the day goes on, and high blood pressure. But, in addition to these symptoms, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, cardiac rhythm disturbances such as atrial fibrillation, diabetes, certain cancers, and sudden death have all been associated with untreated sleep apnea.
If you think you exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea, seek out a consultation with a board certified sleep specialist in your area. Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious complications and even death.
Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.
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