We hear it all the time, “I get my eight hours of sleep, but I’m still tired all day.” It can be exhausting to be exhausted all the time, not to mention exasperating because it often seems like you can’t do any more than you already are doing to ensure a good sleep. Sometimes, the missing part of the equation is a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect people’s sleep in a negative way, making them feel tired or lethargic throughout the day.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a fairly common condition that is sometimes associated with snoring and is almost always associated with poor sleep. If you know you snore there is a reasonable chance that you have sleep apnea as well.
At its core, sleep apnea occurs when the patient stops receiving the required amount of air during their sleep either due to snoring or a pause in their breathing. When your body doesn’t receive enough air, often you will wake up or stir out of sleep. The result – your body never enters into the kind of deep sleep cycle that it needs in order to feel healthy and rested.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is most frequently found in older males and those who are overweight or obese. Frequent snorers are also more likely to have it. The way the head and neck are positioned during sleep can obstruct the airflow at the back of your throat.
How Can I Remedy Sleep Apnea?
There are number of treatment options available to you from very small and simple, to high-tech. Depending on what your needs and conditions are we can make sure you get the good sleep you need and deserve. Just contact us today to setup your no obligation consultation!