Understanding Sleep Apnea
Many patients who have a problem with snoring in Pacific Beach, CA, later find out that the underlying condition is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that can occur at any age. It occurs when the airways are blocked for some reason and the individual stops breathing for a certain amount of time. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type and occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the air passages. Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs when the brain stops sending signals to the muscles to breathe.
Some red flags that you may have a sleep disorder include:
- Bouts of insomnia
- Falling asleep throughout the day
- Chronic fatigue or drowsiness during the day
- Morning headaches
- Interrupted sleep