What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

imagesCA7HCKZ2The most common symptoms are snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. People with Sleep Apnea may have high blood pressure, unexplained weight gain, depression and other health conditions.

How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

The only positive way to know for sure if you have sleep apnea is to have a sleep study, a test that records what happens while you sleep. But, you can easily have a professional sleep assessment conducted.