Stop suffering from Sleep Apnea!
Sleep apnea is a common condition in Atlanta, and is estimated to affect one out of five individuals in the U.S. and 60% of the population over 60. Take our sleep quiz to see if you may have sleep apnea. Already suffering? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dillard to get the relief you deserve.
Find Out for Sure
The only way to definitively diagnose you is with a sleep study at our qualified sleep center. We have locations across the Atlanta area.
Sleep Apnea Explained
Apnea is a latin phrase meaning breathless. The condition itself is best understood as a when a person stops breathing continuously, for a specified period of time. As everyone’s breathing rate is a little different, the question becomes what is continuous to you? Well, knowing that most people take 12-20 breaths a minute, we can start to understand what apnea is.
One sign of apnea is when a person stops breathing for a ten second period of time or more. Doctors can measure your breathes with some tools that measure the effects of breathing are simple in concept.
- flow meters to measure pressure underneath the nose (the force of the air coming from you lungs).
- thermometers to measure the heat of your breaths (the change in temperature from an inhaling to exhaling).
If, during this study, a person either stops breathing completely or takes 25% less breaths than normal; they have an apnea.