As your throat relaxes and narrows it can happen that it actually collapses. This is a very serious condition we know as sleep apnea. The most noticeable sign of sleep apnea is very loud and frequent snoring. If your bed partner is snoring every night at a loud volume, pay attention to their breathing. If you notice that they stop breathing during their sleep it's time to seek medical help for this.
If you do not have a partner to tell you about your snoring habits you may not be aware if you are struggling with sleep apnea. Some signs to watch for in yourself include
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Recent weight gain
- Awakening in the morning not feeling rested
- Awaking at night feeling confused
- Change in your level of attention, concentration, or memory
If you suspect that you or a loved one may struggle with sleep apnea call us at (913) 221-6059 today to schedule your sleep study and learn more on our website!