OnCare provides you with rapid access to a sleep expert, as well as tools for diagnosing sleep problems and useful educational information that can often help you sleep better right away. Using OnCare can save you up to two trips to the doctor (an initial primary care visit and first consultation with a sleep expert) depending on the type of problem you have.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the throat repeatedly collapses during sleep. Some amount of airway collapse while sleeping is normal - too much can be a problem.Signs of sleep apnea might include:
- Loud snoring
- Periods of “apnea” (not breathing)
- Daytime sleepiness
- Loss of concentration and memory
- Irritability or mood changes
People who have untreated sleep apnea can have some long-term, increased risk for major health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and daytime sleepiness.
If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, start an OnCare visit today. A sleep expert will review your history and diagnose your sleep problem, then will contact you to coordinate your care moving forward.
If a sleep study is needed, you may qualify to complete a sleep study in your own home with our portable testing equipment.