Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dr Petty has a special interest in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition in Men which presents as loud snoring during sleep where the airway is blocked or obstructed intermittently. This condition lowers blood oxygen levels and progressively injures your brain, heart and body. 25% of Men have Sleep Apnea and unaware they have this damaging condition. The symptoms are usually silent or hidden during sleep unless someone else is complaining of the loud snoring.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNEA
- Daytime sleepiness and fatigue
- Loud snoring
- Choking or gasping sounds during sleep
- Periodic pauses in breathing during sleep
- Mood Swings
- Poor Focus & Concentration
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Sleepiness while driving
- Dry mouth or sore throat
- UNHAPPY BED PARTNER!
Many Men just push through the snoring and daytime fatigue by consuming large quantities of coffee or energy drinks. Men with OSA have severe tiredness & fatigue which gradually worsens over time. OSA left untreated can be very dangerous and even increase risk for heart attack, stroke, irregular/abnormal heart beats and increases the risk of falling asleep while driving.
At Petty Clinic we routinely screen Men for possible OSA and offer advice for additional testing if indicated.
Traditionally sleep studies had to be done in very expensive sleep labs outside of the home. Dr Petty is excited to now offer Home Sleep Studies for Men in the comfort of your own home with an innovative highly accurate yet simple to use device called (WatchPAT ONE)….the results are available IMMEDIATELY and will be interpreted quickly by Dr Petty for professional advise.
If the Home Test is positive for OSA, referral will be given for purchase of a CPAP device to be worn during sleep which allows for proper management for OSA – CPAP alleviates symptoms of snoring and apnea and eliminates the many risks and damaging effects of OSA.
Home Sleep Apnea Test
- WatchPAT One disposable device
Our Home Sleep Study with the highly accurate WatchPAT One system is $175 and includes the Sleep Study, Detailed results and physician interpretation.
The sleep study test results will be uploaded automatically through an APP downloaded on your phone and i-clouded directly to Dr Petty.
At Petty Clinic we make sure our Men get the VERY BEST! WatchPAT is the most accurate disposable next generation Home Sleep device available! WatchPAT is AFFORDABLE, ACCURATE, WITH FAST RESULTS!