How We Can Help
Through clinical study, Astera Health providers help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep. They also provide follow-up care to manage sleep disorders and help patients achieve restful sleep and regain control of their lives. A widely accepted treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is positive airway pressure therapy, which includes using a bedside device to deliver pressurized air through a small mask or nasal pillow system. The device is called a continuous positive airway pressure system (CPAP).
Obstructive sleep apnea accounts for 80% of all sleep disorders. During a given night, a person with OSA may stop breathing 20 to 60 or more times an hour. People may experience: snoring, gasping or choking sensations; excessive daytime sleepiness; impotence; mood swings; weight gain; frequent night time urination; excessive sweating during sleep; high blood pressure and early morning headaches. Regular use of CPAP therapy can dramatically improve your quality of sleep, but it doesn’t always happen overnight. That is why Astera Health sleep services will be there each step of the way, guiding you through a phased approach to better sleep.
Through a relationship with Todd Greatens, MD, Astera provides patients with the care they need close to home.
People with undiagnosed or untreated OSA are:
- Two to four times more likely to develop complex arrhythmias
- Two to three times more likely to develop hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Two times more likely to suffer stroke
Astera Health – Wadena Clinic
4 Deerwood Ave. NW
Wadena, MN 56482
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