What to know about Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder that occurs when breathing is disrupted when sleeping. Air will stop flowing due to a blockage, either causing a sufferer to snore or feel tired despite having a full night of sleep. This disorder can potentially be dangerous to sufferers if they are unable to get a good night’s rest, affecting their work and personal life.
Classification of Sleep Apnea
1) Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common category of sleep-disordered breathing. The muscle tone of the body orarily relaxes during sleep, and at the level of the throat the human airway is composed of collapsible walls of soft tissue which can obstruct breathing during sleep. (Consider to choose an Auto CPAP Device)
2) In pure Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) or Cheyne-Stokes respiration, the brain’s respiratory control centers are imbalanced during sleep. (Consider to choose an Auto BiPAP Device)
3) Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA) is a combination of Obstructive and Central apnea.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
• Loud snoring
• Inability to concentrate during the day and a decrease in cognitive ability
• Sufferers will feel inclined to sleep or take naps during the day time to make up for tiredness
You may prefer to consult with your family doctor or specialist to adopt a sleep study before you are identified Sleep Apnea.