Sleep apnea can be a tricky disorder for doctors to diagnose. So many factors may predispose someone to suffer from the condition. One can be, in all other ways, healthy and still suffer from sleep apnea just as someone who is unhealthy can suffer from the condition. While we generally sleep at night, those who find themselves to be day sleepers for whatever reason should be aware that sleep apnea can affect anyone, no matter when they sleep. Sleep apnea doesn’t only cause problems at night time, it causes deadly problems when the patient is asleep. Because of this, it’s important to be well aware of the symptoms of sleep apnea. If you find that you are suffering from any of them, a sleep study is recommended.
Those who sleep during the day may have a greater chance of their symptoms being brought to light. Since the true symptoms and effects of sleep apnea generally only occur when one is sleeping, it’s nearly impossible to know what is going on when you are unconscious. If you’re a day sleeper, more than likely those closest to you know how and when you sleep. Has a roommate or spouse ever mentioned that you snore while sleeping or that your breathing when asleep seems a bit off? Snoring and inconsistent breathing while sleeping are commonly linked to sleep apnea. In obstructive sleep apnea, blockage within the airway means that the air is forced through a smaller space which causes the soft palate tissues to vibrate, therefore casing snoring. In others, snoring may occur but a bigger telltale sign is inconsistent breathing. One minute you may be snoring, next minute the room may become entirely silent.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, look no further than Dr. Berry for the help, knowledge, and treatment that you require. After undergoing a sleep study that positively diagnoses you with the condition, the next step to improving your health is to find sleep apnea treatment that works for you. Dr. Berry is experienced in working with patients to fit them with the best type of sleep apnea treatment possible. No matter when you sleep or how you sleep, sleep apnea can still affect you. The condition can affect day-sleepers, night-sleepers, and even those who have a forever-changing sleeping pattern. Contact Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today for a sleep apnea consultation.