If you have sleep apnea, your throat becomes blocked during sleep. You stop breathing for short periods of time. To breathe, you must briefly wake up. The cycle repeats many times throughout the night. Besides snoring, you may:
- Gasp or snort in your sleep.
- Wake up tired after a full night’s sleep.
- Wake up with a headache.
- Feel very sleepy or even fall asleep during the day.
- Have problems with memory or concentration.
- Be cranky or short-tempered.
Sleep apnea also makes you more likely to develop certain other health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, or sexual dysfunction.
Our doctors can discuss with you the various treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea. Treatment can help you breathe freely again so you can get a good night’s sleep.