Center for Sleep Therapy:
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Have you ever been told that you sometimes stop breathing while asleep, or that your snoring is interrupted by pauses, gasps and snorting noises? Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired, groggy, and as if you have not slept at all? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, it is possible that you may have obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which a person stops breathing multiple times throughout the night.
As humans, we need sleep in order to revitalize the body and restore its vital functions. The ongoing release of stress hormones and repeated instantaneous awakenings throughout the night rob sleep apnea sufferers of the benefits of restorative rest. This condition can be frustrating for a bed partner, and could also be detrimental to your health. There are methods to treat your snoring or sleep apnea, which include changing aspects of your lifestyle, using an oral appliance, getting the proper surgery, or using a CPAP machine.