Is Sleep Apnea a Serious Condition?

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Sleep apnea can be a serious health condition. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Both carry risk factors for other health conditions. Most common health conditions that can be a result of sleep apnea are as follows: excessive daytime lethargy, loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea, episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person, abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath, awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat, difficulty staying asleep, or attention problems. All of the preceding symptoms may occur if someone has obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea or both.

If you are suffering from any of the preceding symptoms see an expert in sleep apnea in Glendale. Someone should see a doctor if you or your partner notices snoring, shortness of breath; intermittent paused in breathing during sleep or excessive lethargy. There are many expert in severe sleep apnea in Glendale so if one is suffering please contact an expert in the Glendale area. Many people overlook snoring and do not think it can be the sign of a serious condition and sometimes it may not be but if one has loud snoring especially snoring that is punctuated with periods of silence see a doctor. Things that can cause sleep apnea are as follows: excess weight, neck circumference, narrowed airway, being male, family history, race, use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers, smoking, and nasal congestion.

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