Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects your breathing while you are sleeping. It is a type of sleep disorder that pauses your breathing. The word Apnea means breathing is stopped. This pause in regular breathing could last from seconds up to several minutes causing a lack of oxygen to the brain as well as to other important organs
and carbon dioxide to build up in your bloodstream. What happens when Sleep apnea occurs? The brain screams to the sleeping person to wake up and breathe! The person will then wake up briefly to inhale and fall back to sleep again. This cycle can occur 5-30 times an hour. When this keeps happening over and over during the night you can wake up exhausted! There are
cases of patients that have died in their sleep.
A patient with Sleep Apnea may have no idea they are having this breathing issue during the night. Sometimes a sleep partner will points it out to them, other times they just feel tired during the day, lack motivation and are unable to concentrate. If you snore or feel any of these symptoms please make an appointment to see us for a free consultation and we will discuss all of your