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Sleep Apnea Indianapolis

What is Sleep Apnea?
Did you know that more than 18 million individuals in America have Sleep Apnea, however they aren't receiving treatment for it? Sleep Apnea occurs when tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway, ultimately reducing the amount of oxygen delivered to all of your organs such as your heart and brain. Individuals who suffer from sleep apnea usually snore loudly and stop breathing for short periods of time.

While a seemingly common disorder, sleep apnea increases the risk of multiple diseases. Patients have a much higher risk of stroke and heart problems such as heart attack, congestive heart failure, and hypertension. It may cause memory loss, morning headaches, irritability, depression, and impaired concentration.

There are two types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):The more common of the two forms of apnea, it is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.
  • Central Sleep Apnea:Unlike OSA, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe due to instability in the respiratory control center.

The following are signs that you might suffer from sleep apnea:

  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Waking up sore and with a dry throat
  • Waking up choking and gasping
  • Lack of energy during the day
  • Lack of energy during the day
  • Restless sleep
  • Insomnia and constant waking during sleep
  • Mood changes and forgetfulness

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Worsening of ADHD

In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, and academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

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