WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. The body is then deprived of oxygen. Left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a number of health problems including:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Weight Gain
  • Irregular Heartbeats
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

DO I HAVE SLEEP APNEA?

Common symptoms of sleep apnea are:

  • Frequent urination throughout the night
  • Tossing, turning or restlessness during sleep
  • Snoring loudly
  • Frequent pauses in breathing while sleeping
  • Gasping, choking or snorting during sleep
  • Waking up with headaches or fogginess
  • Tiredness or sleepiness during the day
  • Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have sleep apnea. Contact your physician to see what options are available.

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