Along with diet and exercise, quality sleep is one of the most important aspects of your overall health. When you don’t sleep well, you increase your risk of experiencing an accident or developing a serious health condition. If you wake in the morning not feeling rested or if you find yourself sleepy during the day, you may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time due to the tongue blocking the airway and causing an obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake. This process typically continues during your entire sleep period, whether you’re taking a nap or sleeping at night.
Is your sleep constantly being interrupted by someone who snores? Or do you have a family member who is always on your case because you snore loudly each night? If so, you are not alone as an estimated 45 percent of adults snore. Regular snoring can be a sign that there may be a larger medical problem occurring and can also lead to sleep deprivation. Did you know that we can help you or your loved ones with their snoring so everyone can get a peaceful night’s sleep? Continue reading to learn more.
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.
You may have brushed off your loud snoring, thinking it’s normal and happens to everyone, but did you know it may be a sign of a health problem? Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing stops repeatedly during your sleep. It can become serious to the point of causing other health complications. Loud snoring and constant waking during the night are just two of the symptoms of sleep apnea. The causes and risk factors range from genetics and health conditions to lifestyle habits.