Sleep, or a lack thereof, is a topic of conversation and a common news item as many of us go through our daily lives feeling sleep deprived. For many of those suffering with the effects of a poor night’s sleep, there is more going on than just too few hours in the day.
At Capital Region Complete Dental Care and Implants in Cohoes, NY, Dr. Frederick Marra sees a growing number of patients with sleep disorders that are affecting both daily life and overall physical well being. Sleep disorders can have a number of underlying causes. Proper diagnosis is important to provide effective treatment and avoid major health concerns associated with certain types of sleep disorders.
Dr. Marra will discuss your medical history, lifestyle habits and symptoms to determine if a sleep study should be performed. He can help patients coordinate this with their general physician. An important focus of a sleep study is to determine of you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type of sleep disorder is a growing health concern and has been linked to both cardiovascular and systemic disease.