Are you THAT person? The spouse who sleeps in a separate bedroom because you snore so loudly? The friend other friends won’t share a hotel room with? The one who’s tired all the time despite going to bed at a decent hour?
If so, you may have sleep apnea, one of the most common sleep disorders. People with sleep apnea have multiple “pauses” in breathing while they sleep, causing lower-quality sleep. Because it affects the body’s oxygen supply, sleep apnea can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated.
Sleep apnea can be caused by weight gain, alcohol use, smoking, back sleeping, and even by your own body’s anatomy in the back of your throat.
Snoring is the most common symptom. Others include morning headaches, excessive sleepiness, irritability, and difficulty thinking or concentrating.
Untreated sleep apnea has more far-reaching health consequences than just making you tired. It can have a profound impact on physical, mental and emotional health. It also raises the dangers of cardiovascular issues, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke because of how it affects oxygen balance in the body.
So, if you’re THAT person, what should you do?
Get a sleep study! The professionals at Sound Asleep Lab are EXPERT in diagnosing sleep apnea and a wide range of other sleep issues. Allow us to help YOU get a better night’s sleep to ensure optimal health and well-being.
Talk to your physician or contact the experts at Sound Asleep Lab about your concerns by calling (989) 792-2792.