Sleep Apnea can occur at times during the night when your airway may close off partially, or even completely, allowing little to no airflow. The lack of oxygen causes the brain to wake the body up briefly, just enough to open the airway. The cycle of snoring, airway blockage and brief moments of waking repeat many times during the night. Some experience this more than others, leading to different severities of apnea and different options for treatment.
- Gasping or snorting in sleep
- Waking tired after a full night's sleep
- Waking with a headache
- Feeling sleepy or falling asleep during the day
- Having problems with memory or concentration
- Dry mouth
- Anxiety and/or depression