En español | Nighttime can be exhausting for the 22 million Americans with sleep apnea, a disorder marked by frequent interruptions in breathing.The condition leaves people not only chronically tired but also at greater risk for diabetes, stroke, heart disease and memory loss.Program achievements include accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.The Sleep Disorders Program is led by our Program Director Jose Puangco, M. The program has four additional board-certified sleep physicians giving patients a choice from five physicians with varying backgrounds, including anesthesia, pulmonary, and neurology specialists.The two primary forms of sleep apnea include central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.The majority of people suffer from obstructive apnea.Sleep apnea carries connotations they prefer not to associate with themselves.
The two previously known types of sleep apnea include obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
The now five-yearold Voltmer Sleep Center was custom built with six private bedrooms to conduct sleep studies.
Each room has a private bathroom and is designed to feel like a high-quality hotel.
The newly discovered type, complex sleep apnea, is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apneas.
Patients with complex sleep apnea at first appear to have obstructive sleep apnea and stop breathing 20 to 30 times per hour each night.