Sleep Apnea

Daytime Sleepiness & Tiredness

If you feel tired even after a full night's sleep and snore loudly, you might have

sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder, where there’s pauses in breathing throughout the night that may cause you to abruptly wake up, often with a choking sound.

Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

The most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders can be caused by various physical, medical, psychiatric, or environmental factors.

The main types of sleep apnea are:

Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea

Certain factors increase the risk of sleep apnea in adults and children.

Obstructive sleep apnea risk factors

Central sleep apnea risk factors

Complications

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can cause the following complications:

When To Screen Yourself For A Sleep Disorder

If you are complaining of daytime sleepiness and tiredness, or if you are having difficulty sleeping at night, you may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder.

 
 

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