- If you are tired during the day even after sleeping all night, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- If you fall asleep during the day, without planning to nap, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- If your partner notices you snore at night or you make choking noises while you sleep, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
So, what is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA is a common sleep disorder. It means your airway collapses part or all of the way while you are sleeping. This narrowed airway causes snoring by making tissue in the back of the throat vibrate. Apnea is when the airway closes completely and breathing stops temporarily. You often awaken throughout the night. All of this can have negative consequences on your overall health.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (sleepeducation.org)