Do you have sleep apnea? Is snoring keeping you awake? Is your CPAP not working for you?
Sleep apnea causes episodes of partial or complete suffocation sometimes lasting a minute or more. These episodes can last all night long. Sleep apnea causes your body to choke on itself. Health complications related to sleep apnea include increased risk of stroke, heart attack, or death. In addition to the health complications, sleep-related problems can really disrupt the quality of your life.
How do people get sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is caused by a collapse of the airway, usually due to the soft tissues in the mouth, tongue or throat closing down and blocking airflow during sleep. Signs of sleep apnea often include snoring, which happens when you are attempting to breathe through a narrow airway. Snoring is not just a nuisance. When it is left untreated, snoring can escalate to full OSA, or the narrow airway becoming completely blocked. It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults over 30 unknowingly suffering from at least mild sleep apnea.