Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs during sleep when a person’s tongue falls into the soft palate causing the palate and uvula to obstruct the airway and inhibit normal breathing.

While this condition appears more frequently in people who sleep on their backs, are middle-aged, overweight or male, it can also affect people of all ages, body types, sexes and sleeping positions. Leaving this condition untreated is not recommended and can significantly hinder a person's sleep and quality of life.

Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Daytime sleepiness

And over time…

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes

Dr. Mike Czarnecki, "The Lung Doc", has expansive experience in all areas of pulmonary care including sleep apnea. Dr. Mike has been serving Chattanooga patients for ten years and provides personalized care for each individual patient’s needs and preferences. To speak with someone about your condition, please call us on the phone or you can request an appointment online.