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Know the Signs of Sleep Apnea and Get Treatment to Sleep Better

There are times when you go to bed and you can’t sleep because your partner is snoring loudly. You think your partner is getting all the sleep and you are not getting any. However, snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition that gets worse over time. Someone suffering with sleep apnea has his or her breath cut off many times a night — sometimes hundreds of times every night.

You Are Not Alone

If you think you or your partner suffers from sleep apnea, you are in good company. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an estimated 858, 900 Canadians suffer with sleep apnea. That’s just the adult age group. It is possible for children, especially overweight children, to suffer from sleep apnea, too.

Physical Symptoms

The most common physical signs of Sleep Apnea Penticton include:

  • loud snoring, often with episodes of choking or snorting noises. If you have other people in your home complain about these noises to you, tell your doctor as soon as possible.
  • sore or excessively dry throat or mouth
  • waking up with a headache or suffering with a headache in the morning
  • suddenly waking up gasping for breath
  • feeling drowsy all day, even if you get enough sleep. This sleepiness is due to the lack of oxygen your body received when you thought you were sleeping.

Emotional Symptoms

Sleep apnea doesn’t just affect your body. It can affect your behavior and performance during your day. Common symptoms include:

  • difficulty concentrating
  • being far more easily irritated than usua
  • lack of sex drive
  • difficulty learning anything new

Getting Treatment

Since these symptoms are similar to other conditions, you need a professional to diagnose your signs of Sleep Apnea Penticton so you can get treatment. Be sure to talk to our doctors or visit us at www.cansleep.ca for more information.

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