Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

“There is something that you might be living with that you have never been aware of. It’s something that haunts your sleep and follows you all day long. It’s something called sleep apnea and millions of people all over the world have it. Could you be one of them? Perhaps you aren’t even aware that this problem exists, so let’s look closer at this chronic condition.

Sleep apnea, in short, is a blocking of the airway that causes a patient to snore or gasp for breath in their sleep. It may make a patient wake up several times a night without even knowing it. Here is exactly how the condition works. When you are sleeping, especially on your back, you tend to relax both your jaw and your tongue. What this does is it creates a blockage in your throat. That blockage creates a need for air. This will force you to snore or gasp and wake you up in the middle of the night. Even dozens of times in a single hour. This will limit your ability to get effective R.E.M sleep which is the deep sleep your body and brain requires in order to function properly the next day.

Many people with sleep apnea will wake up and urinate during the night. Sometimes multiple times. Many people will sleep apnea will experience weight gain. Many with sleep apnea will find themselves nodding off or passing out the very next day. The truth is that sleep apnea can deprive you of the quality of your life. The good news is that there is help available so you don’t have to go through the process alone. You can actually get machines and do some home remedies in order to help you sleep well through the night. Don’t let sleep apnea get the best of you.”