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Where are you located?
Independent Medical Arts Building
6709 S. Minnesota Avenue, Suite 215
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(Between 69th and 85th Street, on Minnesota Avenue)

Can children suffer from sleep disorders?
Yes, children can suffer from sleep disorders. Our sleep center will see children ages 13 and older.

What are some symptoms of sleep apnea? 
Symptoms of sleep apnea include fatigue, morning headaches, snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, un-refreshed sleep, and memory loss. Other symptoms may include mood depression, erectile dysfunction, excessive night time urination, memory loss, low productivity.

If I have sleep apnea, what happens next?
If you are diagnosed with Sleep Apnea multiple treamtent options for sleep apnea are at your disposal. Your physician may want you to come back to the sleep center for a titration study, in which you will have the CPAP applied and the pressure adjusted to your individual needs. Another option may be to place you on Auto CPAP at home and the CPAP will self-adjust to you throughout the night as apnea events occur. Non-invasive treamtents may also be considered, this may include oral appliances, Provent treatments or upper airway and weight loss surgery.

What can happen if sleep apnea is left untreated?
Long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea include an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and uncontrollable hypertension. Drowsiness while driving is also a significant risk, which would affect your health as well as others.

What is OSA and how do you get it? 
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when you stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. Breathing stops because your airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. As a result, your sleep pattern is disrupted causing daytime fatigue. Age, weight, sex and anatomy of the upper airways such as jaw positioning or tonsillar enlargement, all increase your risk for sleep apnea.