Hamilton Sleep Apnea
Snoring can cause more than noise
If you snore, it could mean you have a serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. People who suffer from this condition often feel tired all the time, because they stop breathing hundreds of times a night and their body is waking them up each time.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea:
- Loud or disruptive snoring
- Excessive daytime fatigue
- Gasping or choking while you sleep
- Headaches in the morning
- Frequent nighttime urination
If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk for:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks
- Irregular heart rhythms
- Driving accidents
- Work-related accidents
Snoring may not mean anything, but it could be a warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, so it’s important to get checked out.