Struggling with Sleep Apnea or Snoring?
Sleep apnea or other sleep-related problems can really affect your quality of life. Sleep apnea causes your body to choke on itself essentially. This causes repeated episodes of partial or complete suffocation sometimes lasting a minute or more. A variety of health complications can arise from sleep apnea including increased risk of stroke, heart attack, or death.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
The cause of sleep apnea is a collapse of the airway is usually due to the soft tissues in the mouth, tongue or throat closing down and blocking airflow during sleep. The first sign of this is generally snoring which happens when you are attempting to breathe through a narrow airway. If left untreated snoring often escalates to full OSA where the narrow airway is now completely blocked. Nearly 1 in 4 adults over 30 are unknowingly suffering from at least mild sleep apnea.