OBSTRUCTIVE sleep apnea is a fairly common Disease Affects breathing while asleep.
The walls of the pharynx relax and contract during sleep.
This can lead to sleep disorders that can severely affect quality of life.  Symptoms of OSA are:
- noisy Snoring
- loud and tedious breathing
- short Repeat periods of respiration interrupted by wheezing or snorting
Some people also suffer from night sweats and wake up at night to pee.
During an episode, the lack of oxygen causes your brain to pull you out of deep sleep.
You will either wake up or experience a period of light sleep – allowing your airway to reopen and allow you to breathe normally.
Repeated interruptions can make you feel exhausted.
Most sufferers have no memory of interrupted breathing and are therefore often unaware that they have a problem.
Go to your family doctor if you suspect that you have OSA.
For more information, visit the NHS website here.  CHILLING SIGN
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