Sleep Apnea Cure

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

These breathing pauses could be anything from a few seconds to even minutes, and they could happen 5 to up to 30 times an hour. When normal breathing starts again there often is a snort or a chocking sound.

Sleep apnea is, most of the times, a chronic condition, and often you move from deep sleep into light sleep when these breathing pauses do occur.

The result of all this is that you sleep badly, and you are tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

A lot of times doctors fail to diagnose sleep apnea during office visits. There are also no known blood tests for sleep apnea.

A lot of sufferers from sleep apnea do not know they have it, and they only get aware of having sleep apnea because a partner or family member does notice the signs of sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. Usually with this condition, the airway is blocked, or has collapsed during sleep. This will cause breathing pauses or shallow breathing.

During breathing, the air that tries to flow past this blockage usually causes loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea can affect anyone, although it is more common in people who are overweight. In children obstructive sleep apnea is usually caused by enlarged tonsil tissues in their throats.

Central Sleep Apnea

A less common type of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea. This disorder happens if the area of your brain that controls your breathing does not send the right signals to your breathing muscles, and so you stop breathing for short periods of time.

Central sleep apnea can occur in anyone. However, it's more common in people who have certain medical conditions or use certain medicines.

Central sleep apnea often occurs with obstructive sleep apnea, but it can occur alone. Snoring doesn't typically happen with central sleep apnea.

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