For many people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the biggest problem is that they don’t realize that they have the condition. Despite the fact that loud, obtrusive snoring is a common factor, patients often ignore it or misjudge its significance. The best way to find out if you have sleep apnea is to find out if you exhibit other signs of the disorder. Then, we can help you determine the best way to treat it so you can finally enjoy the peaceful, quiet rest that you deserve.
Do you snore constantly?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing as you sleep thanks to oral tissues clogging your airway. As your airway is obstructed, it leads to increasingly loud snoring, then silence as you stop breathing. If you snore constantly and have tried, unsuccessfully, to stop, then your snoring may be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea.
Are you fatigued?
Apnic episodes, during which you stop breathing until your body is forced awake, can occur hundreds of times a night. They don’t usually wake you from unconsciousness, but they can prevent you from reaching deep, R.E.M. levels of sleep. Over time, this can lead to increasing daytime fatigue and exhaustion, even though you believe that you’re sleeping soundly every night.
Do you suffer from chronic morning headaches?
As sleep apnea interferes with your oxygen intake, it can force your body to work harder for less oxygen. This can lead to chronic headaches and migraines, especially when you wake in the morning. It can also lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular issues as you grow older.
Relieve Your Symptoms with Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you exhibit the signs of obstructive sleep apnea, then find out how we can help you alleviate them with personalized sleep apnea treatment. To schedule a consultation, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.