What Happens During A Sleep Apnea Episode
Many people suffer from sleep apnea and don’t even know it. They get up in the morning and begin their day only to fight daytime sleepiness, fatigue and frustration. If this sounds like you, then you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
This is what happens during a sleep apnea episode…as airflow slows or stops, the oxygen level in your body drops. Your brain responds by briefly disturbing your sleep enough to help you kick start your breathing again. Sometimes, you may even choke or gasp for air.
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea never remember these awakenings while those with central sleep apnea may be conscious of them. These constant episodes through the night keep you from getting the restorative sleep you need and can lead to further health risk if it is left untreated.
If you feel you might have sleep apnea, the first thing you must do is get a sleep study done and get a diagnosis from a certified sleep doctor. If you need help in taking the next step to getting a restful and restorative nights sleep stopping sleep apnea, call our office today…you will be glad you did.