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Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of people. Sleep Apnea occurs where there are breaks or pauses in breathing while someone is asleep. It can be caused by the soft tissue in the throat collapsing sufficiently to stop air flow, which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is the most common form. It can be caused by problems in the part of the brain responsible for managing breathing, which is called Central Sleep Apnea. Lastly, it can be caused by a combination of the Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea, which is called Mixed Sleep Apnea. The symptoms of Sleep Apnea are described below.
Virtually every person afflicted with Sleep Apnea is subject to loud and excessive snoring.
Sleep Apnea affects brain states and can result in poor rest. This can lead to problems with both memory and concentration.
Sleep Apnea sufferers tend to be very restless sleeper and tend to toss and turn a great deal while sleeping.
A large percentage of those with sleep apnea report suffering from headaches on a regular basis.
Those suffering from severe Sleep Apnea may be subject to changes in their personality. If this occurs, medical treatment should be sought immediately.