Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting over 20 million patients in the United States alone. However, only 10 percent of sufferers seek treatment, and many are unaware that they have sleep apnea at all.

At REMedies Sleep Solutions, we facilitate the process for a quick and accurate diagnosis for your sleep problems!

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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? Because sleep apnea episodes happen while you are asleep, you may not be aware that you are experiencing any symptoms at all.

Sleep apnea symptoms that you and your loved ones should watch for include:

  • Frequent pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Loud snoring and gasping during sleep
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or a sore throat
  • Headaches and migraines, especially in the morning
  • Extreme fatigue during the day even when you go to bed early or sleep in late
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Irritability and mood swings

Dr. Hetland will assess all of your symptoms when making treatment recommendations.


A formal sleep apnea diagnosis can only be made by a qualified professional. Dr. Hetland will work with your physician or sleep specialist to consider your individual case of sleep apnea and determine the root of your symptoms.

What factors can lead to an onset of sleep apnea? Common causes and risk factors include:

  • Extra soft tissue in the throat
  • Extra weight
  • Thicker neck
  • Narrow airway
  • Nasal or sinus congestion
  • Alcohol or tobacco use
  • Advanced age
  • Family history of sleep apnea

A thorough examination of your anatomy and habits will allow for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.


A formal sleep apnea diagnosis requires clear evidence of frequent pauses in breathing during sleep. Our practice offers a sleep apnea test that, in most cases, can be completed in the comfort of your own bed at home. It is convenient and easy to use. It measures your pulse, heart rate, snoring, and oxygen level while you sleep.

Dr. Hetland has teamed up with a qualified sleep physician who can meet with you online via our TeleMed communication platform. This physician will discuss your symptoms with you and give you further instructions about how to complete the at-home sleep test. The results of this test will allow the sleep physician to make an accurate diagnosis, and Dr. Hetland will then discuss options with you and help you select a customized treatment plan.

Getting restful sleep again starts with knowing the cause of your sleep problems! Call us today to discuss your symptoms and set up your at-home sleep study.