Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a dangerous and progressive sleeping disorder that occurs when you snore that gets worse as you age. This condition results in sleep deprivation and can also threaten sleep dipravationyour life.

So what is the difference between snoring and and Apnea? Sleep Apnea is a breathing obstruction which would require the individual to wake up in order to breathe again. Snoring is just simply a loud noise a person makes while sleeping. If you experience sleep apnea, you would usually wake up at nights to regain breathing but have no recollection about them the next morning.

Common signs of this disease are disrupted breathing, gagging and gasping during sleep and frequent episodes of waking during the night. Usually a diagnosis is made after the bed partner provides the information to the doctor about the sleeping disorder so that the doctor can make a diagnosis on the individual.

During diagnosis, a doctor will perform an exam of your mouth and most likely recommend  a sleep study at a clinic to do some monitoring.

The 3 types of sleep apnea that exist are: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea and Mixed Sleep Apnea.

Causes of this disorder are obstructed airways, chronic respiratory disease and stroke or brain tumor.

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