Reduce Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Along with loud snoring and weight gain, people with untreated sleep apnea are also at a higher risk for serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But it’s also possible to die in your sleep!

We diagnose sleep apnea by how many times your breathing pauses at night – what we call “apneic episodes” – during which your brain and vital organs aren’t getting enough oxygen. The number of episodes you experience every hour will determine your level of sleep apnea:

  • Moderate sleep apnea occurs when you have as many as 15-30 apneic episodes every hour.
  • Severe sleep apnea occurs when you have more than 30 apneic episodes every hour.

Imagine experiencing a few hundred apneic episodes every night. That’s a few hundred times your brain and the rest of your body is depleted of the oxygen it needs. At The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi, we have a two-part process for determining your level of sleep apnea.

First, you’ll take our sleep apnea quiz. This quiz determines your risk of sleep apnea. Next, you’ll visit our office to find out more about your risk for sleep apnea.

Call us today at 248-264-3922 for your free consultation and start your path toward a better night’s sleep. We will help you find out how to overcome moderate vs. severe sleep apnea in Novi.