Sleep & snoring
The airways of people with sleep apnea are flabby or saggy during sleep. This causes snoring. Snoring decreases air flow into our lungs. Sometimes when breathing stops completely for a certain time, the person is completely left without oxygen. There could be pauses in breathing that last over a minute.
This causes tiredness in the morning. It affects the whole body. They may feel fatigued and drowsy in the morning, have headaches, high blood pressure levels and experience palpitation of the heart. In time they get used to it without considering sleep apnea as a sleeping disorder that causes significant stress to the body.
Important to know
- Snoring is a breathing disorder that is curable.
- Sleeplessness or insomnia is accompanied by bedtime anxiety.
- People who toss and turn while sleeping are often fatigued but it does not have to be that way.
- Naps and daytime tiredness can be signs of sleep disorders.