Waking up restless due to snoring during sleep can be serious. Snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea, a condition characterized by abnormal breathing during sleep. If you are looking to find the answers to your snoring in the Mohegan Lake area of New York, read on to discover your options!
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Snoring can be an indicator of two types of sleep apnea. One of those types is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is characterized by airway obstruction that causes temporary lapses of breathing during sleep. This form of sleep apnea occurs in 2-9% of all American adults and is most frequent in older men.
Symptoms for OSA include loud snoring, restlessness while sleeping, insomnia or frequent awakenings, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, lack of concentration, morning headaches, cognitive difficulties, and mood swings.
The other form of Sleep Apnea that has snoring is known as Mixed Sleep Apnea which shows characteristics of both OSA and Central Sleep Apnea (CSA). CSA is characterized by pauses in breathing due to a failure of respiratory action caused by a lack of signals from the brain. This condition is rarer than OSA, only affecting an estimated .9% of all American adults. CSA is almost always indicative of another condition such as a brain infection, which can cause this condition.
Symptoms of CSA include shallow breathing while sleeping, excessive daytime drowsiness, insomnia or frequent awakenings, morning headaches, and waking up feeling unrefreshed. Snoring is not a symptom of CSA.
Common Sleep Apnea Treatments
If you believe you or a loved one has a form of sleep apnea, fear not! There are treatments for sleep apnea which have proven to restore people to a more normalized state of sleep.
For OSA, some common treatments include losing weight, reducing use of sleep sedatives, sleeping on one’s side, and the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine during sleep. By use of an air mask, these machines push air into the airway throughout sleep to keep the airway open.
Treatment of CSA usually centers around managing the underlying condition that causes CSA. The use of a CPAP or BiPAP machine or another form of oxygen supplement may help you or your loved one as well.
Getting a Diagnosis
If you or a loved one are searching for a place to discuss sleep apnea further, consider making an appointment to talk with our doctors, Dr. George Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia, at our office in Mohegan Lake, NY. Dr. Sepiashvili has healed many patients who have struggled with sleep apnea and continuously keeps himself up to date on the latest breakthroughs on sleep apnea.
If you are considering a consultation, you may contact us by calling (914) 594-6824 or by using our web form available here. We hope to ease your worries and help you on your journey to better health!
Sleep Foundation, Sleep Apnea,https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-apnea
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Sleep Foundation, Central Sleep Apnea https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-apnea/central-sleep-apnea