Do I have OSA?

OSA is very common: it is estimated that 1 in 5 American adults have some degree of sleep apnea. About 80-90% of adults with OSA are undiagnosed.

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.

 

All patients will also complete the Epworth Sleepiness Scale , which is a validated questionnaire that grades the patient’s symptoms.

Please complete this and bring it with you for your evaluation.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale
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813-872-8794
Scott Anderson, MD
Tampa Sleep Apnea Center
4714 N. Armenia Ave, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33603

"A division of Select Physicians Alliance"