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Are You Snoring Yourself To Death……

Primus Sleep apnea management centre is lead by knowledgeable and skilled panel of specialists who are admired and highly regarded for their management of sleep disorder.

We know how critical is a Good night’s Sleep to good health and maintaining the circadian rhythm is vital to maintain the metabolism of the body and ensure that all bodily functions work in sync. Unfortunately, in today’s highly competitive world, sleep has become a luxury and in some, lack of sleep becomes a serious problem. It is at this point, the Primus ENT Specialists with their brilliant experience in this field are capable of rectifying the cause and bring back the rhythm in your life.

Our team of Specialists at Primus Center work in close association to insure the seamless prognosis of the patients .

What is Sleep Apnea ?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) also called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome — occurs when there are repeated episodes of complete or partial blockage of the upper airway during sleep.

The Most Common Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms Include:

• Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
• Dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening
• Headaches in the morning
• Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, depression, or irritability
• Night sweats
• Restlessness during sleep
• Sexual dysfunction
• Snoring
• Sudden awakenings with a sensation
Frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Although sleep apnea is treatable, it often goes unrecognized. Learning how to identify the warning signs, how to distinguish it from normal snoring, is the first step to overcoming sleep apnea and getting a good night’s sleep.
FAQ SLEEP APNEA

Q. Is it normal to snore ?

Generally speaking it is quite normal to snore . if snoring gets to the point where it becomes extremely loud and bothersome to others or is accompanied with interrupted breathing , then this degree of snoring is not considered normal .

Q. Is it normal for children to snore?

No. If your child snores they should be seen by an ear , nose, and throat doctor and usually their tonsils and adenoids are removed.

Q. Why do we snore during sleep?

During sleep our muscles that cause snoring tend to relax. The deeper we fall asleep the more relaxed this tissue becomes. This relaxed tissue will begin to cover the airway and thus the snoring sound begins.

Q. My spouse literally stops breathing , it scares me to death ! Is this normal?

No, this is not normal. It is a symptom of a far more serious problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

How do I know if I have it?

One of the best people to help you answer this question is your bed partner. People with sleep apnoea generally have the following symptoms:

• Loud, frequent snoring
Not everyone who snores has apnoea, by any means, and not everyone with apnea necessarily snores (though most do). This is probably the best and most obvious indicator.
• Your bedmate indicates that you periodically stop breathing during your sleep, or gasp for breath
• Excessive daytime sleepiness/fatigue:
• Feelings Of Grogginess, Dullness, Morning Headaches, Severe Dryness Of The Mouth.
• Sudden jerking or Body movements often accompany the awakenings at the end of each apnea episode, and this, together with the loud snoring, will disrupt the bed partner’s sleep and often cause her/him to move to a separate bed or room.

Is obstructive sleep apnea dangerous? What are the effects?

Yes, in rare cases, apnea can be fatal. Think about it: is something that makes you stop breathing something you consider to not be dangerous? It has also been linked to high blood pressure and to increased chances of heart disease, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Unfortunately, not all of the long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea are known, but specialists generally agree that the effects are harmful. If nothing else, the continual lack of quality sleep can affect your life in many ways including depression, irritability, loss of memory, lack of energy, a high risk of auto and workplace accidents, and many other problems.

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