Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects more than 25 million people in the United States. It often goes undiagnosed because it does not have any symptoms for most of those who suffer from sleep apnea, but if you know the right questions to ask your doctor, then sleep apnea could be found and treated with an airway device or oral appliance. This blog post will discuss sleep apnea in detail so that you can get back on track with sleeping and living better.Information can be found here.
Sleep apnea is when sleep is interrupted because of breathing obstruction. The airway closes and blocks the flow of oxygen to the lungs, which often leads sufferers to wake up with a headache or feeling irritable. Occasional sleep interruptions lead to chronic sleep deprivation that can have long-term consequences on your health, brain function, moods, and quality of life. See here for information about Sleep Apnea: The Key to a Good Night’s Rest.
The common symptoms for sleep apnea are: snoring loudly; gasping in their sleep; waking up frequently during the night due to short breaths OR having trouble staying asleep. If you experience any two out of these three symptoms then it’s worth talking with your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea so that treatment may be provided if necessary!