Sleep apnea is defined as a disorder characterized by a pause of breathing and airflow during sleep. With there being three types of sleep apnea, obstructive, central and mixed, studies have shown sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening condition. According to the National Institute of Health there are more than twelve million people in the United States that are affected by sleep apnea. Leaving the condition untreated can lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches while also affecting your everyday life.
Having problems with your sleep?
Can you answer yes to some of the statements below?
- I feel tired during the day even though I feel as though I got a good nights sleep
- I often wake up early and can't fall back asleep
- My snoring keeps up my partner at night
- It takes me a long time to fall asleep
- Sometimes I experience uncomfortable or restless sensation in my legs at night
- Sometimes I wake up gasping for air
If so you may want to contact a health care professional and discuss the problems you are having with your sleep