For most people, a sleep study isn’t at the top of the list of important health procedures to get – but for many, it should be. Sleep apnea is a silent epidemic that affects millions of Americans, and many of those suffering don’t even know they have it. Especially as we age, a sleep study is an important preventive procedure to help determine if sleep apnea is a problem for you. At Spark Sleep Solutions, we’re proud to provide sleep apnea treatment to patients of all ages in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and the South Bay. And while it may not be common, we’re here to tell you why you should get a sleep study.
Why Every Adult Needs a Sleep Study
Some 22 million Americans suffer from moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and even more are affected by mild cases of OSA. But when it comes to sleep apnea, even a mild case can cause serious problems.
Sleep apnea is a disease that can rob you of the restful, deep sleep needed to truly rejuvenate the mind and body, interrupting your natural sleep cycles and preventing your body from restoring itself. Unfortunately, the individual breaks in sleep are often too small to remember, which means someone can suffer from sleep apnea without even knowing it. Over time, this disruption of sleep can cause serious health effects ranging from tiredness and irritability to long-term poor health outcomes like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
The only way to know for sure whether you suffer from sleep apnea is to get a sleep study from a professional, certified sleep apnea doctor. A sleep study can determine if you may be suffering from a low-grade form of OSA, paving the way for convenient, comfortable treatments that can help you get truly restful sleep – and the quality of life you deserve – back.
Schedule a Sleep Study
A sleep study is something that any adult should do at some point in life, and if you’re ready to find out for sure whether you suffer from sleep apnea or not, Spark Sleep Solutions can help. We are a full-service sleep medicine center offering sleep studies using the most advanced diagnostic tools, making it easy to find out if sleep apnea treatment may be right for you. Take the first step to reclaiming healthy sleep and a healthy life: request an appointment today.