What is Sleep Apnea?
Are you or a loved one struggling with feeling tired, no matter how many hours of sleep you’re getting? Are your loved ones complaining about your incessant snoring? Or is your loved one keeping you up all night because of snoring? Are you having trouble concentrating? Do you have headaches or feel like you are dragging through your day? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, it may be that you or a loved one suffers from one of the most common sleep disorders, sleep apnea. But don’t worry. The Tampa dentists at Kernagis Dental Excellence offer sleep apnea treatment.
Simply explained, sleep apnea is an actual stopping of breathing while sleeping. These “stops” can last a second or two, or several minutes. You can sleep (poorly) through these stops, or they can be so severe you will wake up. No matter how it manifests itself, sleep apnea is one of the most detrimental sleep disorders because you aren’t getting good rest. This can lead to a variety of problems, some of them potentially life-threatening.
Another one of the most common sleep disorders is snoring. Snoring can come from sleep apnea, but it isn’t always true. Snoring, too, can cause physical problems.