Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea. It is in fact a disorder that can be very serious. In this condition, you have pauses in breathing which can last from few seconds to half or one minute. This happens as a result of the air passages getting completely blocked. The symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring can be noticed by the people sharing room with the snorer.

It is important to recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea at an earlier stage because it could result in life threatening conditions later.

Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include feeling sleepy all day and even sleeping when you are not suppose to be such as while studying, eating and talking. You may also have headaches in the morning or in the night.

Other symptoms include heartburn, frequent urination in the night, chest pain and sweating during sleep and having problem concentrating.

There are also symptoms of sleep apnea that can be noticed by others. This may include choking at night, gasping spells, loud snoring and frequent gaps in breathing.

Sleep apnea deprives a person of oxygen by completely blocking the air passages. This creates an imbalance in carbon dioxide and oxygen levels. As a result of this imbalance, the brain is directed to start the breathing procedure again. Sleep apnea has major effect on the health of people.

However, minor cases of sleep apnea can be self treated. These treatments include, losing extra weight if you are obese, avoid alcohol and smoking, sleeping on your side and elevating your head with the help of extra pillow during sleep.

If you or your partner sees symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring, then you should consult your doctor who can provide you with a better treatment for snoring.

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