The Causes of Sleep Apnea - And How We Can Help
If your partner complains that you snore or you consistently wake up feeling fatigued and have trouble concentrating at work, you might have sleep apnea.
What is Sleep Apnea?
When we drift off to sleep, the muscles and soft tissue in our throat relax and fall backward. For most people, this isn’t a problem; but for some, this motion completely blocks the airway making it impossible to breathe.
Meanwhile, your body is deprived of precious oxygen, and your brain wakes you up to start breathing again. For some people, these episodes can occur hundreds of times each night. The result is that you wake up feeling exhausted from battling apnea episodes all night ...