Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

By: jdanf39
There are many problems that can be the result of having sleep apnea. There are many people that have to deal with the fact that they are going to have a hard time dealing with the day ahead of them. They may feel tired and restless because they did not get enough sleep the night before. However, there are other problems that can happen because of lack of sleep.

There are health problems that many people will face because they are having difficulty sleeping. When a person is suffering from sleep apnea, they are going to have pauses in their breathing. During these pauses in breathing, the oxygen level in the blood drops. The brain will react to the drop in oxygen by waking up the person for long enough to resume breathing again.

For some, snoring is often the result of having sleep apnea. The cycle of snoring and not breathing will mean that you do not get enough of the quality sleep that is so necessary for a person to function properly. If a person does not get the quality sleep that they need each night, it will in turn take a toll on their body and their performance during the next day.

Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing while you are sleeping. This causes many things, stress on your heart, brain and on your lungs, not to mention your arms and legs, if they are not getting the oxygen needed. All of us know someone who snores, or perhaps you are the one that snores. If you are snoring all the time, heavily and you wake up feeling tired, and you have a headache, it is quite possible that you are suffering with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea prevents you from getting the rest you need when you are sleeping, because your body is actually fighting for air when you are sleeping.

If you know someone who snores, or you have heard the noises that happen when sleeping, that give the idea that a person is not breathing while they are sleeping, you owe it to them to tell them about it. The gurgling noises, or snorts that are accompanied by snoring are signs that the person is not breathing properly while sleeping, and this can lead to long-term problems. Another term for this type of snoring, for the inability to breath while sleeping is obstructive sleep apnea. A visit with your family doctor can help determine if the tonsils are inflamed or if the adenoids are too large to permit proper breathing.

Snoring occurs when you are breathing, during sleep, no matter which way you are laying in the bed or on the couch. Sometimes turning you over is going to ease up on the snoring, but the snoring most often times will occur again and again. If you are keeping other people awake with your snoring this is a sign that you are snoring too loud, and too much, and that you could be suffering from sleep apnea.

If you are known to snore a little bit, or that you snore just sometimes, you have a partial blockage. The person who snores all the time has obstructive snoring, and these are two different situations. The person who snores just sometimes, can find relief with some over the counter type of medications, or by sleeping in a specific manner .The person who has obstructive sleep apnea or that is snoring all the time, can find relief from surgery.

A sleep study is going to show what type of snoring you have, or that if you are suffering from sleep apnea. There are occasions when someone will snore, but there is not actual loss of breath, which is associated with sleep apnea. A sleep study will provide more information about how long you are not breathing, how long it is between snores or other noises. A sleep study is going to show if the heart is under stress and if oxygen is reaching the blood and the extremities of the body.
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