Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open during sleep, causing a person to snore loudly or gasp for air as they struggle to breathe. This can lead to a disruption in the quality of sleep and cause symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating.
Sleep apnea can also increase the risk of other health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Take a couple minutes and fill out our Sleep Apnea Quiz to find out if you may have sleep apnea. Dr. Kelli Junker provides sleep apnea treatments and solutions in her Newport Beach California office.
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- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
- Irritability or mood changes
- Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking up
- Decreased libido or sexual dysfunction
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