Sleep Apnea FAQs

When we sleep, our bodies are responsible for maintaining regular airflow during our resting periods. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, cutting off the supply of oxygen and disrupting the sleep cycle. Sleep apnea and sleep breathing issues affect millions of Americans every year, with many undiagnosed or avoiding treatment altogether.

Many people battle with sleep due to a chaotic lifestyle, but for others it may stem from an undiagnosed sleep breathing disorder. If sleep apnea is the cause, then it is vital to know that the problem will not resolve on its own. The lack of quality sleep can have a negative impact on your health and lifestyle. Some further side-effects that can accompany poor sleep include:

  • Concentration problems
  • Cognitive decline leading to memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Poor judgment
  • Lowered sex drive and/or impotence
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

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