Do you often feel as if you didn't get any rest even though you slept for eight hours? If you have this feeling regularly, it's possible that you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing multiple times during the night, causing you to wake up.
You may not remember waking up multiple times during the night, but your brain becomes more conscious when your breathing stops, so you don't remain in the good, restful deep sleep that your body needs.
If you're concerned that you have sleep apnea, here are some signs to watch for.
Many people who snore suffer from sleep apnea. It's caused by a type of the disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. This type of sleep apnea is caused by the muscles of your throat relaxing and actually blocking the airway. That's what causes snoring. If you've been told that you're a really loud snorer, it may be a sign you suffer from this issue.
This is one type of sleep apnea that we can assist you with. We can perform one of several types of procedures that can help you breathe better at night. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss these options.
You Find Yourself Falling Asleep If you often find yourself nodding off at work or in the evening, it could be a sign that you're dealing with sleep apnea. Most people just assume they've had a long day or that they just need to take a nap. While that may be true in some cases, if you're always feeling worn out and fatigued, sleep apnea could be to blame.
You Can't Focus Similarly, if you find that you can't focus or that your attention often wanders, it may be related to a lack of sleep. If you notice you're often unable to concentrate, especially if you're also feeling tired, it may be related to sleep apnea.
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