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Facts and Myths About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that affects many people. It's also misunderstood, which leads to some myths about the condition. This blog post will dispel 5 of those myths and give you information on what sleep apnea is.

Myth: Snoring Is All There Is To Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, but there is a significant distinction between the two. During the night, people with the illness stop breathing up to 400 times. These pauses typically last 10 to 30 seconds and are followed by a snort as breathing resumes. This disrupts your sleep cycle, making you tired throughout the day.

Myth: People With Sleep Apnea Are Always Obese.

While it is true that people who are overweight or obese have a greater chance of developing sleep apnea, there are people with the illness who don't fall into this category. People can become breathless at night because the muscles in the throat collapse and block airflow to their lungs. 

Myth: Sleep Apnea Isn't a Major Issue

All of those sleep interruptions take their toll on your body and mind. It's been connected to work-related injuries, car accidents, heart attacks, and strokes when the problem isn't treated.

Myth: Alcohol will help you sleep

Myth: Alcohol causes sleep apnea. 

If you notice that your snoring has gotten worse since you started drinking more, or if it's preventing you from sleeping deeply, this is why. Alcohol relaxes the muscles in your throat and tongue. That makes them collapse easier when air tries to come through during breathing pauses/apneas caused by obstructive sleep apnea.

Fact: It prevents you from breathing.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most frequent variety of the illness. When your tongue, tonsils, or other tissues in the back of your throat obstruct your airway, this happens. The air can't get through when you try to breathe in. OSA is more frequent than central sleep apnea. It means that the brain does not always tell the body when it needs to breathe.

You may have had a few misconceptions about sleep apnea. But hopefully, these myths and facts helped clear up some of your ideas about the disorder. It's never too late to seek treatment for this condition. It's best to visit a sleep specialist to aid in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea. With proper treatment, you may even see a total improvement of your quality of life.

Don't Let Sleep Apnea Rule Your Life

Dr. Buck is a face orthopedist who practices in Washington State. Dr. Buck and his fellow ENT specialists and pulmonologists help their patients with sleep apnea by working together and pooling their skills. You can discover relief from the severity of sleep breathing disorders and lessen symptoms with Dr. Buck and his staff. Please call us today at 206-316-8286 to arrange an appointment to learn more about Dr. Buck's office and the treatment options he offers. You can also reach out to us by filling out our online form.



 

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