- Q How does sleep apnea affect aging?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineFive percent of men over the age of fifty have sleep apnea, which means they repeatedly wake up suddenly during sleep because their airway has been shut off and they are not getting enough oxygen. Most men don't realize they're actually waking up,... Full Answer
- Q Can my primary care physician diagnose and treat me for sleep apnea?
Dr. Phil Westbrook, Sleep MedicineYes, in most cases your primary care physician will be able to diagnose and treat you for sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very common chronic disease, but until recently the diagnosis and treatment of patients with even uncomplicated OSA... Full Answer
- Q How can a sleep laboratory help diagnose my sleep apnea?
If your doctor suspects you have sleep apnea, they may suggest you go to a sleep laboratory. At the sleep lab, you may be attached to machines that can measure your body as you sleep. There are tests to measure blood oxygen levels, organ function,... Full Answer