Weekdays 8am-8pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

At 14 Street Medical Arts we treat Sleep Apnea and Insomnia

What is Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night'ssleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main types ofsleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.  What Speep Apnea can do to You: There is evidence that long-term sleep-disordered breathing can have important health consequences. It may increase the incidence of high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and heart problems. ... In short, untreated sleep apnea can kill you.

 

Symptoms:

The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Awakening with a dry mouth
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Difficulty paying attention while awake
  • Irritability
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lessnau - MD
Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Insomnia Testing, Sleep Apnea Testing, Pulmonary Function Testing
Dr. Klaus Lessnau is highly regarded Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine doctor with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Lessnau holds multiple Board Certifications in Pulmonology, Bronchology, Sleep Medicine Disorders, and Critical Care. Dr. Lessnau is a highly respected and established physician who was named Best Doctor by New York Magazine in 2014. He is currently serving as a Director of Critical Care Medicine at Lennox Hill Hospital.