Sleep Apnea is One of the Most Dangerous, Undiagnosed Conditions
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the airway while you sleep, causing it to collapse and blocking the flow of air to the lungs and brain. This can cause you wake up 30 or more times – within an hour – without even realizing it. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it may be time to consider sleep apnea:
- Feeling unrested or exhausted throughout the day
- Chronic headaches
- Waking up gasping, choking or short of breath
Because sleep apnea only affects patients while they sleep, it is often difficult to diagnose, but diagnosis is critical in protecting your health, or even saving your life.