Most people treat snoring as something to be embarrassed about or as a joke. However snoring especially loud snoring accompanied by fatigue throughout the day may be a telltale sign of an underlying sleeping disorder. This disorder is referred to as sleep apnea; it takes a huge tool on your health and quality of life. Fortunately, it is a manageable and treatable condition as long as you discover sleep apnea symptoms and take necessary steps to treat it.
- What is Sleep Apnea?
- It is a rather common but serious disorder where,
- breathing is repeatedly interrupted as you sleep.
- A lot of people may have sleep apnea but are not aware because these sleep interruptions typically happen when they are asleep.
They are short breathing pauses that can occur up to hundreds of times in a single night, jolting you out of your natural sleep each time.
Someone with sleep apnea will either have a hypopnea where their breathing is severely restricted or apnea where they completely stop breathing.
Each hypopnea or apnea cycle limits the level of oxygen in the body and consequently increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood. This signals the brain to wake the body so that it can breathe again.
These incidences can happen hundreds of times each night leaving you tired and vulnerable various types of chronic diseases.