Sleep Apnea and Breathing
Sleep Apnea and Breathing

Have you been kicked out of the bedroom because of your snoring?

These are warning signs that you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Gasping and choking in the midst of often loud snoring is a common and terrible problem. Obstructive Sleep Apnea literally means not breathing due to blockages. Perhaps 60 to 80 million people in the US suffer with some form of blocked breathing during sleep. If left untreated, Obstructive Sleep Apnea can double or even quadruple your risk of dying.

Are you awake now?

If so, you should meet Dr. Mark Agrama. He offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

What happens during Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

When breathing is repeatedly blocked during Obstructive Sleep Apnea, oxygen levels fall and sleep is interrupted. The body releases stress hormones as it senses each strangulation. As the drive to breathe increases, the airway is finally opened and oxygen levels are restored. Depending on the severity of the problems, this can happen 10, 20, or even more than 100 times per hour. The combination of blocked breathing and interrupted sleep takes a toll. Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea often suffer from fatigue, exhaustion, and mental sluggishness. Many experience headaches in the morning and sleepiness during the day.

Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If oxygen, interrupted sleep, and frequent stress at night creates inflammation and damage throughout the body. Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea can lead to and worsen dozens of problems, including the leading causes of death:

  • Double risk of heart attack
  • Double risk of stroke
  • Triple risk of car crashes
  • Quadruple risk of all cancers

With hundreds of reports linking Obstructive Sleep Apnea to other medical conditions, can you afford to ignore this problem?