What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your upper airway narrows or collapses during sleep, leading to an interruption in breathing and sleep.

 

These interruptions in breathing happen repeatedly during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times per night! This means your brain and body may not be getting the oxygen they need. The video below shows an animated simulation of sleep apnea occuring. 

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Snoring

  • Waking up gasping or choking

  • Recurrent awakenings or insomnia

  • Waking up with a very sore or dry throat

  • Frequent nighttime urination

  • Heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

 
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

  • Poor concentration, brain fog

  • Morning headaches

  • Mood swings, irritability

  • Weight gain

  • Depression

  • Sleepiness while driving

SLEEP APNEA IS SERIOUS

 

Increased risk of:

Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure

Type-2 Diabetes

Car Accidents

Depression

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