Do you snore loudly and wake up exhausted? If the answer is yes, it may be time to seek a Sleep Specialist.
It is important to know that chronic snoring does not automatically mean that you have sleep apnea. Because there could be significant health consequences we recommend anyone with chronic snoring issues to seek a qualified Sleep Specialist. If you live in the Cullman, Alabama area, contact our Sleep Specialist, Dr. Mir Varquez.
TYPES OF SLEEP APNEA
There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive (OSA) is caused by tissue in the airway that blocks the passage of air during sleep. Central (CSA) is commonly caused by narcotics or problems with the brain and nervous system affecting the impulse to breathe.
If you or someone you know snores loudly, we recommend booking a consultation with us. An overnight sleep study is often recommended to determine the cause of the snoring. Treatment at Serenity Sleep Lab can prevent health issues and “Heart Disease.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
While snoring can be disruptive to bed partners, obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a decrease in the quality of sleep for the patient.
Patients suffering from this sleep disorder often experience:
- Chronic snoring
- Dry mouth upon waking
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Worsening of high blood pressure
- Worsening of Atrial fibrillation/irregular heartbeat
SLEEP DEPRIVATION RESULTS IN:
-Lack of concentration and energy
If your or your partner suffer from heavy snoring while sleeping and wake up feeling groggy, its time to speak to a Sleep Specialist. Book your sleep consult today by calling (256) 787-0362 or submit the form below!