Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a condition where your breathing stops and restarts multiple times while you are sleeping. It prevents your body from getting needed oxygen. Snoring or gasping for breath during the night is a common symptom of sleep apnea. This can now be diagnosed at home rather than at a sleep clinic. What to expect during a home sleep exam.
How can I tell if my partner has sleep apnea? If they keep you awake with their loud snoring, it’s possible since snoring is one of the main signs of sleep apnea. The confusing part is not everyone with sleep apnea snores, and not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. If your partner snores enough to keep you awake, it would be wise to get a diagnosis, since there can be serious health consequences to sleep apnea.
You have heard all about sleep apnea, but never thought you could have it. After your partner got frustrated listening to you snore all night and hearing you wake up multiple times, you finally got evaluated. You were told you have sleep apnea and have been living with it for a while. Should you be worried? What does a sleep apnea diagnosis mean for me?
Have you ever been about to fall asleep when suddenly you have this unrelenting urge to move your legs? Maybe it has only happened once or twice, or maybe it is more chronic. One thing you do know is that the feeling is strange and you must move your legs. Getting up and moving around seems to help. Known as restless leg syndrome or Willis Ekbom disease, it can disrupt your sleep and cause other domino effects. Restless leg syndrome: what patients should know.
Are you tired during the day? If you stop breathing or snore while you’re sleeping, you may have sleep apnea. A sleep study is the only way to know for sure. Sleep apnea can make it hard to get through the day, but treatment will make you feel better and could even save your life. Use this interactive tool to find out more.
If you have more questions regarding sleep studies, contact Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary, & Sleep Specialists to discuss your health and the benefits of a sleep study. To schedule a consultation at our sleep evaluation center in Annapolis, MD, please call (410) 266-1644 today.
Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.
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Half the population snores at some point in their life, and 40 – 45% of adult men and 24 – 30% of women snore regularly. It may be annoying to your sleep partner, and you may wake up with a dry mouth, but is it dangerous to snore? Actually, it can be.
Let’s learn how snoring and sleep apnea impact your health.