Do I have OSA?
OSA is frequently diagnosed by people who observe the patient sleeping, including family members, friends, or significant others. These people can see and/or hear the patient snoring, gasping or stop breathing during sleep.
OSA patients suffer from some or all of the following symptoms:
- Frequent nighttime awakenings
- Daytime tiredness
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
- Mood changes, including depression
OSA is officially diagnosed with a polysomnography, or sleep study. This is a noninvasive test that measures your heart, lung, and brain activity during sleep, and can calculate your degree of airway obstruction. This is covered by your health insurance, and can be ordered by your primary care physician or family doctor.
Please complete this and bring it with you for your evaluation.
Tampa Sleep Apnea Center
4714 N. Armenia Ave, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33603
"A division of Select Physicians Alliance"