Sleep Apnea Relief

Sleep Apnea: What Is It & How To Get Relief

You may have heard the term “sleep apnea,” but what exactly is it – and how do you know if you have it? Sleep apnea is a condition that impacts an estimated 25% of men and 10% of women. It causes your breathing to become inefficient or causes you to stop for brief periods while you sleep. While we refer to sleep apnea as a single condition, there are actually multiple types of sleep apnea and it’s important to understand what is causing yours in order to receive the right treatment plan for you.

Sleep Disorders

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are a change in the way you sleep, such as changes in your sleep-wake cycles, difficulty breathing, feeling sleepy during the day or having a hard time falling or staying asleep. Sleep is critical to the proper functioning of our bodies’ systems, so any deterioration of sleep quality can lead to negative health effects and even put us in danger. For example, sleep deprivation can affect our ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Sleep disorders can also be grouped according to behaviors, problems with your natural sleep-wake cycles, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping or how sleepy you feel during the day.