Find Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Sleep is essential, so if you have trouble falling or staying asleep, it can seriously disrupt your routine. At Lifetime Orthodontics, you can learn if sleep apnea may be at the root of your sleep issues and get help to find solutions.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing or to breathe very slowly while sleeping. During the night, you can experience these interruptions, continually, making it impossible to get the full rest necessary to thrive during the day.
Signs & Symptoms
Determining if you suffer from sleep apnea without a proper diagnosis can be challenging. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Feeling tired throughout the day
- Experiencing reduced reaction time
- Struggles with vision
- Lapses in concentration
- Struggling to fall and stay asleep
- Sleep paralysis
- Loudly snoring
- Waking up feeling short of breath
- Making snorting or choking sounds at night
- Having unexplained, frequent headaches
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are three main variations of sleep apnea. The most common type is OSA or obstructive sleep apnea. Approximately eight out of ten people who suffer from sleep apnea have OSA. This type of sleep apnea involves a physical blockage of the airflow and typically includes snoring.
Problems in the central nervous system trigger central sleep apnea, while combination sleep apnea presents itself in patients with a physical block of airflow and issues in the central nervous system.