Sleep Apnea Symptoms And Treatment

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Finally Get A Good Night’s Rest With Sleep Apnea Treatment

If someone you know is snoring loudly most nights, you know how much that can keep you from getting a good night’s rest. What you may not know is that it’s doing the same to the person who’s snoring. Snoring is not just about sleeping right, though. When snoring crosses the line into sleep apnea, the chance of developing several serious health problems increases. For the sake of both the snorer and the people who have to hear it, you should seek help for sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is usually not something you need to worry about. Everyone makes noise in their sleep. But when the snoring is loud and lasts most of the night, then you might have sleep apnea. In this condition, your airway becomes partially blocked during sleep by your own throat and tongue. Your throat muscles relax too much, which causes the airway to begin to collapse. This will either make it harder to breathe — forcing air past it is what causes the snoring noise — or it makes your body think it’s being suffocated.

When this happens, your body panics and thinks it’s suffocating. You suddenly wake up, but not quite completely. Instead, you fall back to sleep because your airway is open again. As you fall asleep, the airway collapses a little, and you have this horrible cycle of sleeping, gasping for air, and falling back to sleep again. This is officially known as oObstructive sSleep aApnea (OSA).

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