3 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea
Many of us experience what’s called simple snoring that occasionally occurs because of illness or consuming too much alcohol too late in the evening. While annoying to your sleep partner, simple snoring isn’t necessarily a health problem.
But severe or excessive snoring is often the result of sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from this condition, and about 80 percent of these cases range from moderate to severe.
Why Sleep Apnea Is A Problem
We refer to it as “obstructive” because your airway is blocked, which prevents you from breathing ...