Does your snoring keep you and your loved ones up at night? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder that affects your breathing while you sleep.

Whether you’ve previously been diagnosed but given a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device, only to find it too uncomfortable and ineffective, or you need help getting to the root of your sleep problems, iHateSnoringMD can provide you with a solution. We diagnose and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea all over the Montgomery County, Maryland area and can offer you a sleep screening absolutely free! To learn more about our OSA treatment, visit our Rockville, MD office or call 240-283-5059 today.

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, often abbreviated as OSA, is the most common form of sleep apnea. This condition occurs when an airway collapses, causing shallow breaths or pauses in your breathing while you sleep. These gaps are often indicated by loud snoring and can last as little as a few seconds and as long as a few minutes.

The less common form of the condition is called central sleep apnea , or CSA.

Risk Factors Associated with OSA

Although OSA can occur in individuals of any age and gender, it tends to be more prominent in cases where the individual is:

  • Overweight
  • Over the age of 40
  • Male
  • Smoking
  • Suffering from high blood pressure

 

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, note that drinking alcohol can trigger a collapse of your airways while you sleep and even lengthen the pauses between your breathing.

Effects of OSA

Obstructive sleep apnea has been known to increase the risk of other health issues and can make you more likely to suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • And other medical conditions

 

OSA Diagnosis

How do you determine if your snoring is normal or if it’s loud enough to signify a problem? At iHateSnoringMD, we provide our clients throughout Montgomery County, MD with an at-home sleep screening to help them determine if their symptoms may be linked with OSA. Please see us for your screening if you’re experiencing:

  • Excessive daytime drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Heart disease
  • Loud snoring

 

OSA Treatment in Rockville, Maryland

At iHateSnoringMD, we take an innovative and holistic approach to OSA treatment. We provide our clients with an oral appliance that unlike the CPAP device, becomes comfortable quickly, requires no electrical connection, and won’t affect your active lifestyle. It’s a drug-free, nonsurgical way to finally get you some sleep! Plus, we combine use of our oral appliance with posture therapy to get you the best results possible.

To learn if our OSA treatment is a good fit for you and your condition, or to schedule your FREE sleep screening in the Rockville, MD area, give us a call at 240-283-5059 or contact us online.