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Snoring can make for a bad night’s sleep, for you and your bedmate. However, if it happens because you have
obstructive sleep apnea, it could be a sign of a bigger problem.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times a night. This means the brain—and the
rest of the body—may not get enough oxygen. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
Dr. Douglas Anderson, ENT from Ogden Clinic, will talk about the different types of sleep apnea and the effects it can have on your health.
The main types of sleep apnea are
• Obstructive sleep apnea: a blockage of the airway, usually when soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.
• Central sleep apnea: when the brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
• Complex sleep apnea syndrome: both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Tuesday, March 27
(Please follow the H2U signs to the southwest entrance
of the hospital. Watch for H2U directional signs.)
Dr. Doug Anderson
Come learn about the signs and symptoms of
sleep apnea and the treatment options available.
You deserve a goodnight’s sleep.
Light refreshments and door prizes will be offered.
RSVP by calling 1-866-887-3999