Do you keep your loved one awake at night by your constant snoring? This may come as a surprise to you, but snoring can be cured! Snoring is one of the many side effects of having sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing while you sleep, and can also disrupt your sleep cycle. Dr. Brewka has experience in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and snoring symptoms so you and your loved one can get a good night’s rest!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects the way your body breaths while you are sleeping. Sleep apnea occurs when the tissue in the back of your throat relaxes too much during sleep and blocks the air flow, causing a disturbance and snoring. Most people who suffer from sleep apnea jolt awake because their lungs aren’t getting enough air. This jolt can happen hundreds of time throughout the night! This is usually accompanied by a choking or gasping sound, which can be startling for anybody around you.
Those who suffer from sleep apnea are usually sleep deprived and groggy throughout the day. Sleep deprivation can be very hazardous to your health in ways that may surprise you. Studies have linked sleep deprivation to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Heart Attack & Stroke
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Headaches and Migraines
- Heartburn and Acid Reflux
If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, don’t hesitate and come see Dr. Brewka. Snoring is one of the most obvious signs of sleep apnea, and many don’t even realize they have a sleep disorder! If you want relief from snoring and are tired of relying on coffee to get through the day, contact us today!