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Is Your Snoring A Symptom of Sleep Apnea

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  • 1. If your snoring causes you to wake up with a loud snort or gasp several times during the night, you may have a form of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can cause breathing to stop.
  • 2. Is Your Snoring a Symptom of Sleep Apnea?
  • 3. If your snoring causes you to wake up with a loud snort or gaspseveral times during the night, you may have a form of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can cause breathing to stop.
  • 4. To be diagnosed with this condition, the patient must have five episodes per hour of sleep in which he or she must stop breathing for at least 10 seconds per event.
  • 5. There are two types of sleep apnea Obstructive variety Caused by the muscles and tissues of the throat and air passageway becoming relaxed while sleeping, blocking airflow into the lungs.
  • 6. Continuous Stop breathingthroughout the night, but instead of the condition being caused by a blocked air passage, it is caused by the brain temporarily not sending signals to the muscles that control breathing.
  • 7. Left untreated, thiscondition can lead to high blood pressure, heartattack, stroke, depression, chronic fatigue and diabetes.
  • 8. Following a sleep test, if you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, more than likely you will be treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP) which requires you to wear a nasal mask while asleep.
  • 9. Sleep apnea is nothing to dismiss and it isimportant that you talk to your otolaryngologist to determine the best treatment for you.
  • 10. If your snoring causes you to wake up with a loud snort or gasp several times during the night, you may have a form of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can cause breathing to stop.