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2045 Peachtree Rd, NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
Existing Patients: (404) 605-0359
New Patients: (404) 410-1039


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Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea in Peachtree Hills

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is when normal breathing airways become restricted during sleep. OSA occurs when your anterior throat tissues relax so much they collapse into the airway soon after you fall asleep. Other possible causes of sleep apnea include having larger than normal tonsils and/or a tongue, being overweight (excess fat tissues may thicken your windpipe wall or having a neck shape that narrows the size of your airway. Aging may also produce obstructive sleep apnea symptoms when your brain's ability to process sleep signals decreases and your throat muscles do not remain stiff enough during sleep.

Sleep apnea can induce loud snoring, inhibited breathing and gasping for air every time a person falls asleep. Consequently, sleep apnea dramatically reduces the amount of sleep a person receives, which may also contribute to more serious health problems such as diabetes, heart conditions, metabolic disorder and tooth decay due to chronic dry mouth.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

In addition to experiencing unusual daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating, signs of possible sleep apnea include: