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


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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