One of the most important things that we can do for our bodies is get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is necessary to recharge your body and your mind so you are prepared to function properly from day to day. If you haven’t slept well, you may notice that you feel irritable, moody, exhausted, and just not like yourself. If you feel like this often, have learned that you snore every night, or find yourself having difficulty falling and staying asleep, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Once you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, it is important to receive treatment because it can impact your day-to-day life as well as your overall health. Read on to learn more about the importance of treating sleep apnea and how we can help you or your loved ones.
Do you wake each morning after a full night’s sleep and still feel like you didn’t get enough rest? Maybe you’ve heard from a loved one that you frequently snore. If so, you may be experiencing the effects of a common sleep condition that affects nearly a billion people each year — sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time due to the tongue blocking the airway and causing the obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake. This pattern typically continues through the entire sleep period.