If you are affected by constant daytime fatigue, unexplained mood swings, or unexpected weight gain, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder characterized by shallow or interrupted breathing during sleep. These pauses can last from several seconds to minutes and can occur multiple times during the night - sometimes as much as 30 times an hour. Normal breathing starts up again with a loud snort or choking sound. This interruption moves a patient from deep to light sleep.
There is no cure for sleep apnea. It is a lifelong condition that requires long-term care. However, there are several treatments available to alleviate its effects. The type of sleep apnea you suffer from and your medical needs will determine appropriate treatment.
Please contact Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders Brewster, NY