What is Sleep Apnea?

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Are you sleeping well at night? Wondering what might be the problem?

Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.

Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.

As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.

How can you treat sleep apnea?

Although there are many articles and advice pointing to self-help treatments for sleep apnea it’s important to see a doctor. A sleep specialist can evaluate your symptoms and help you find an effective treatment. Treatment for sleep apnea has come a long way in recent times, so take some time to call our office and make an appointment for a consultation.

We have 3 convenient offices in Palm Beach County; Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

Call us today: 561-622-9065

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