Do you snore?
Are you always tired? Can’t remember the last time you woke up feeling rested and refreshed?
Snoring and sleepiness may be signs of a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. OSA occurs when your throat muscles relax while you sleep leading to a narrowing or full closing of your airway. You likely snore and may stop breathing for several seconds, until your brain triggers a wake-up response allowing you to gasp for air and leading to a pattern of tossing and turning. This cycle can happen hundreds of times a night. No wonder you are tired!
Are you at risk?
Sleep apnea can affect people who are fit or overweight, young or old, male or female. It is even seen in children. Here are the most common symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Lack of energy
- Daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- High blood pressure
Take this short quiz to find out if you are at risk.
The importance of treating sleep apnea
When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, and stroke. Lack of sleep affects your personal relationships, job performance, and mental and physical health. The constant tiredness associated with untreated sleep apnea also puts you at higher risk for day-to-day accidents.
The good news is that with treatment, you can significantly reduce these associated risks, feel more energetic, and improve your overall quality of life.
Somnocor’s convenient, comfortable home sleep testing is an important first step to better living.
Call 1-855-749-2082 to speak with a Somnocor patient care specialist.