SNORING & SLEEP APNEA

Sleep Apnea

Do you struggle with fatigue during the day? Are you irritable, moody and can’t seem to concentrate? Maybe your partner has noticed that you gasp for air while you sleep? You may very well have Sleep Apnea and the sooner you treat it, the sooner you can wake up feeling refreshed and like the best version of yourself again.

Sleep Apnea is a condition that occurs when there is a partial or complete blockage of the airway in the throat. This is caused when the tongue and soft tissues in the throat relax too much at bedtime or when fatty deposits due to weight problems narrow or sometimes shut down the airway completely.

You literally stop breathing for several seconds while you sleep and the brain has to send a message to the body to wake up and breathe, causing you to gasp for air. This can happen up to 60 times an hour, causing severely disrupted sleep for you and your partner.

It is very important to understand that Sleep Apnea is a vastly under-diagnosed condition with very serious symptoms. Most people who suffer from it have no idea that they have it. Have a look at the causes and symptoms below, or take our Online Sleep Test to find out more.

Causes include:

  1. Being overweight
  2. Small or receding jaw with narrow airway
  3. Alcohol abuse
  4. Smoking
  5. Sleeping pills
  6. Age

Symptoms:

  1. Headaches

  2. Lack of energy

  3. Diminishes sex drive

  4. Erectile disfunction

  5. Loud snoring

  6. Choking while sleeping

  7. Difficulty concentrating

  8. High blood pressure

  9. Irritability

  10. Dry or sore mouth and throat

  11. Daytime fatigue

  12. Heart disease

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Snoring can be a symptom of Sleep Apnea.

You might think you’re just a snorer, but you may also suffer from Sleep Apnea. The difference is that the side effects of Sleep Apnea are way more severe and can easily go undetected if you have been misdiagnosed. Find out more about Sleep Apnea, below.