Dr. Chen has been expertly trained to treat those with sleep related disorder including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. He treats those with intolerance of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and need an effective alternative for living with sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea happens when the tissue in the upper-airway blocks the entire airway, causing a pause in your breathing. The blockage keeps oxygen from reaching your organs including your heart and brain. Sleep apnea can cause and excessive daytime sleepiness, memory loss, morning headaches, irritability, depression, decreased sex drive, impaired concentration and developmental delay in children.
How prominent is sleep apnea?
Habitual snoring has been found in an estimated 24% of adult women and 40% of adult men. Both men and women are more likely to snore as they age. An estimated 10 to 12 percent of children snore. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea has similar causes.
How is sleep apnea treated?
When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, stroke, heart attack and sudden death while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea frequently goes undiagnosed because people often mistaken this serious sleep disorder for snoring. About half of loud snorers have some form of sleep apnea.
A home sleep monitor is a simple and comfortable screening tool used by patients at home. It enables Dr. Chen to determine whether you have any sleep related disorder. Depending on your result, Dr. Chen will recommend options to manage your disorder accordingly.
Dr. Chen’s non-surgical approach to this sleep disorder has been proven effective.