Snoring may seem like a trivial problem, but if it’s loud and chronic, it may be a warning sign of sleep apnea. Not only does loud snoring prevent both you and your partner from finding restful sleep, but your overall health could be at risk.
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, blocking the airway, making it difficult to breathe properly throughout the night. The most common symptom is loud, chronic snoring, but other signs include frequent sleep disruptions, daytime fatigue, morning headaches or dry mouth, anxiety and depression, the list goes on.
Left untreated, the immune system begins to crash without proper bodily healing overnight, and blood oxygen levels become dangerously low. Over time, sleep apnea can significantly increase your risk for serious health problems including hypertension, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes—it can even be deadly. The good news is, we can effectively treat OSA without a CPAP machine!
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