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Why Am I So Tired? It Could Be Sleep Apnea

January 24, 2023

You go to bed. You sleep. You wake up. You’re tired.


You might have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. Pulmonologist and sleep specialist Jeffrey Nascimento, DO, co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Windham Hospital, is offering a free, virtual webinar on sleep apnea.

The webinar, “Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” will be held on Feb. 9, from 5-6 p.m.

> Register here

Dr. Nascimento notes that common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Getting up multiple times a night to use the bathroom but there are no diagnosed urinary issues
  • Frequent morning or daytime headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating

“The symptoms can be far-reaching,” he says.

> Connect with Windham Hospital’s Center for Sleep Medicine

In addition to the various symptoms, untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes

The best way to diagnose sleep apnea is with a sleep study, Dr. Nascimento says. Windham Hospital has a Center for Sleep Medicine that conducts sleep studies in an onsite lab as well as outfitting patients for at-home studies.