Sleep is an important part of daily life. It is not only the total amount of sleep, but also the quality of sleep. Multiple issues can affect your sleep.
A very common sleep disorder is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects millions of people across the world. It is a condition that has repetitive episodes of complete obstruction or partial obstruction of the airway during sleep.
Common daytime symptoms are:
Common nighttime symptoms are:
Evaluation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is important because it is a treatable condition. Patients with this disorder are at an increased risk for drowsy driving/motor vehicle accidents, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also induce or worsen inattention and memory.
Consulting with a qualified sleep medicine specialist can provide a thorough evaluation and diagnosis for your sleep disorder.
Stephanie Ritter, MD
Neurologist & Sleep Medicine Specialist
Dr. Ritter received her Medical Degree from the University of Toledo. She completed her Neurology Residency at the University of Cincinnati, and her Sleep Medicine training at Stanford University.
Her expertise includes:
Dr. Ritter is currently accepting new patients at the Norwood location.