OSA Symptoms include:
- Severe exhaustion
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Loud snoring
- Irregular breathing e.g Choking/ Snorting in sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headache
- Frequent visits to bathroom at night (Nocturia)
- Sexual dysfunction
Snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes the tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate during sleep. The turbulent air flow is related to a narrowing at some point in the nose, mouth, or throat.
- About 40% of adult men and 24% of adult woman are habitual snorers.
- Sleeping on your back may make you more likely to snore.
- Snoring can be a nuisance to your bed partner or any one sharing room with you.
- Heavy Snoring may be associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious sleep disorder.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Snoring may be a sign of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing pauses greater than 10 seconds at a time, due to upper airway narrowing or collapse. This result in sudden decreasing of Oxygen level, increase blood pressure and also to cause the heart to work harder.
When your body starts to struggle for oxygen, this causes disruption your sleep cycle. This can happen up to 300 times per night lasting from at least 10 second to more than 1 minute each time.
Top Health Risk Related To OSA