Common Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms include;
Loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, gasping for air or choking during sleep, grogginess and morning headaches, depression and irritability, lack of energy, decreased work performance, sexual dysfunction, poor concentration and judgement and frequent urination at night.
Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Cause;
High blood pressure, heart disease including heart attack, stroke, brain damage, depression, obesity and driving or work-related accidents.
Treatment for OSA;
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy is the treatment of choice for OSA. PAP therapy provides a flow of air through the nose or both nose and mouth using a mask. The air pressure prevents airway collapse, so the individual can breathe freely during sleep. PAP therapy is noninvasive and can alleviate the symptoms of OSA when used as prescribed.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is considered the most effective, non-surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and doctors typically recommend it as their first treatment of choice.