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Sleep apnea means the normal air movement through the throat and lungs is restricted or stops periodically. It’s a serious condition that can affect your daily safety and long-term health. About 25% of adults are at risk for some degree of sleep apnea. It’s more common in men.
There are two types of sleep apnea:
- obstructive sleep apnea — where the throat narrows or closes
- central sleep apnea — where there’s a change in breathing control and rhythm
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Some people don’t have any symptoms. And, if a person lives alone, he or she may not be aware of snoring, which is the most common symptom.
- restless sleep
- waking frequently to urinate
- waking up feeling unrested or groggy
- waking up to choking, gasping or smothered feeling
Common side effects such as fatigue and daytime sleepiness are often chalked up to getting older or being overworked. So people are slow to realize they have a medical problem.
Sleep apnea side effects include:
- morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat
- memory problems
- trouble concentrating
- low energy
Sleep apnea risk factors include:
- being middle-aged or older
- being overweight or obese
- having a small mouth and throat