Sleep Apnea is a disease or you may call it a disorder where the person’s throat narrows or closes while sleeping. The narrowing of the throat causes breathing disorder which leads to less oxygen in the body while sleeping. The brain tries to inform the body that there is less oxygen during deep sleep that wakes you up many times during night.
This disorder should not be taken lightly. It just does not disturb your night sleep but also causes drowsiness during the daytime. Your social life and work hour might seriously get disturbed. Worst case scenario is when you’re unable to drive due to the disorder.
Both men and women can face this issue as it is very common. It is said that out of every four individuals at least one of them suffers from sleep apnea. In the United States, twenty-eight million people face this issue and around 80% are not even aware of it.
Healthy sleep at SleepAdvisor suggests that you must visit your doctor as soon as possible and get the situation treated. To identify if you are dealing with sleep apnea, consider following symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Waking in the middle of night gasping for air
- Headache after waking up
- Low feelings in the morning
- Mood Swings
- Interest in sex reduced
- Sore and dry throat once you wake up
- If you can’t fall asleep while being comfortable or relaxed
- Concentration issues
- Drowsy while driving
- Using the toilet more than you did in the past
If you have one of the above-mentioned symptoms then do not panic. It does not necessarily mean that you have sleep apnea but if you face two or more symptoms then visit your doctor as soon as possible.