Common Signs of Sleep Apnea
Many people with sleep apnea do not realize they have a problem until they are seeking treatment to stop snoring. Some of the common signs of sleep apnea include:
- extreme drowsiness throughout the day
- snorting or choking sounds at night
- falling asleep unintentionally during the day
If your airways are blocked for any reason, you may wake up several times throughout the night and have difficulty getting a full night’s sleep.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Treatment depends on the severity of the case but some patients see an improvement just by making some lifestyle changes. Wearing an oral device may help to keep the airways open by preventing throat blockages. Surgery is only necessary in very severe cases.