Are You Sleeping As Well As You Should Be?
Imagine you are having a conversation with a good friend and they begin to tell you that they feel like they stop breathing multiple times during the day when they are going about their daily activities. If you heard that, we are sure you would be extremely nervous for your friend and encourage them to see their doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. That scenario, while scary, is something that actually happens, but instead of during the day, it happens at night while a person is sleeping. In fact, there is a chance that you or a loved one might be suffering from this condition and aren’t aware of the warning signs that you can look for. Continue reading to learn more about this condition.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. This greatly affects sleep because your brain is alerted when your breathing stops, waking you many times throughout the night. The time that you are awake is so brief that many people do not realize that they are waking at all and do not remember the episodes. Those who suffer from sleep apnea are oftentimes extremely sleepy during the day because they never reach the time of deep sleep during the night that the body needs to function properly.
Warning Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea
There are many warning signs that your body sends to tell you that something isn’t right and oftentimes a loved one might realize that you might have sleep apnea before you do. Do any of these warning signs sound familiar?
- Loud snoring at night
- Headaches when you wake in the morning
- Drowsy throughout the day
- Falling asleep throughout the day
- Difficulty sleeping
- Waking up short of breath during the night
If you feel that you or a loved one might be suffering from sleep apnea, please reach out to our office located in Canandaigua, NY. We can discuss options for you and, if you need an oral device for sleeping, we can help create a custom apparatus for your needs. We can help get your sleep back on track.