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Why There Is No Good Excuse to Avoid Getting Tested for Sleep Apnea

Despite the health risks, a large number of people who have obstructive sleep apnea never get diagnosed or treated, even though they think there may be an issue with their sleep. This is a dangerous scenario, as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) does not go away on its own.

And over time, OSA can grow more severe as side effects and symptoms worsen the condition.

So if you’ve been putting off getting tested and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, it’s time to stop the excuses. Start by debunking these common excuses for not seeking treatment. It could save your life!

6 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Tested for OSA

1. It’s not a big problem

The health risks associated with OSA are subtle at first, and can take years to notice.

But rest assured they are always present.

  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • And a myriad of heart health problems directly link to OSA.


And the risk for all of these conditions grows greater with time.


2. There aren’t really side effects

Side effects of obstructive sleep apnea can be mistaken for other conditions, but they are likely interfering with your day-to-day life.

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • A lack of concentration
  • And a general lack of energy are all key symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

These side effects can slow you down on a daily basis, whether you continually notice or not.


3. Treatment is too expensive

Diagnosis services and eventual treatment may seem like a big expense, but this typically isn’t the case.

Most major health insurance companies cover obstructive sleep apnea treatment options. So there are likely little out-of-pocket expenses for getting your condition under control, and improving your life.


4. I don’t want to sleep with bulky equipment

Gone are the days when folks had to set up elaborate machines to treat their obstructive sleep apnea.

Contemporary treatments include small oral devices that fit easily and are custom designed, are comfortable to wear, and require no bulky equipment or attachments.

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5. I don’t have time to get tested

An at-home sleep test is the perfect solution for folks who might not have the time for multiple doctors’ visits in their overflowing schedule.

Worn for just a night or two and sent back to a team of Sleep Specialists, this diagnostic service is a great way to determine if there’s an issue with your sleep, without expending too much time.


6. It’s not affecting anyone else

When it comes to obstructive sleep apnea, everyone in the family suffers.

Your partner is often most affected by loud snoring, tossing and turning, and other interruptions with your sleep. Your children are affected by your increasing impatience and irritability.

And worst of all, your developing health risks and potentially shorter lifespan affect all of those friends and family members close to you.


So take a step towards a happier and healthier you that will benefit everyone in your family. Don’t wait to address this common sleeping problem. With so many options for diagnostic services, payment, and treatment, there’s no excuse not to test for and treat your obstructive sleep apnea TODAY.

Do you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea? Don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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There Is No Good Excuse to Avoid Getting Tested for Sleep Apnea
Hesitant about getting tested and treated for obstructive sleep apnea? See these common reasons why people put their sleep apnea treatment on hold, and also why they should never ignore it.

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