What is Sleep Apnea: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. It can also lead to long-term health problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Diagnosis of sleep apnea usually involves a combination of a physical exam, sleep history, and a sleep study. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and sleeping on your side. For more severe cases, a CPAP machine to help with breathing during sleep may be prescribed.