Breathing is the source of life.
Yet it’s also something we usually take for granted. It’s not until you find yourself snoring at night, waking up tired or struggling to breathe that you appreciate the importance of every single breath, and start to focus on better breathing.
If you’re having trouble breathing—while you’re asleep or during the day—it’s important to take your symptoms seriously. Once your breathing condition is diagnosed and treated, you can start to live the healthiest life you can live.
Sleep and well-being go hand in hand, and getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. Think of your body like a factory.
If you’ve tried improving your sleep, but still snore or wake up feeling tired, you may be at risk of a common sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. ‘Apnea’ literally means ‘no breath’ or ‘stopping breathing’. When you have an apnea, air stops flowing to your lungs for ten seconds or longer.
Treating your sleep apnea can give you back that sense of refreshing sleep, improve your overall quality of life and increase your energy throughout the day. Why is treatment necessary? When you have an apnea, air stops flowing to your lungs for ten seconds or longer. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is sleep apnea caused by an obstruction of the airway.
Now that you know you have sleep apnea, you're on the road to healthy sleep, and you’ll want to get the most out of your treatment. Living with sleep apnea can be an adjustment. And if you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea but haven't yet begun therapy, you probably have some questions about how your life will change and how it may affect your day-to-day activities and relationships.
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