Sleep Center - Dallas, Ft. Worth
Do You Snore?
One of the most common sleep disorders stems from snoring. Snoring is not only a problem for you, but a problem for your partner. Snoring, a signature symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), results from a partial obstruction of the upper airway.
Most people have snored at one time or another in their lives, but when you snore persistently, it may indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, is characterized by complaints of difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, poor sleep quality, or any combination of these complaints. Persistent fatigue, sleepiness, lack of mental sharpness and difficulty with focus and concentration are common symptoms of insomnia.
Insomnia may be a disorder unto itself or it may constitute an important component of another disorder such as depression, painful medical conditions, bad sleep habits or even some medications.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a breathing obstruction, causing you to awaken to begin breathing again. Sleep apnea usually refers to the most common of the sleep-related breathing disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is characterized by loud and disruptive snoring and often daytime fatigue or sleepiness.
The recurrent partial or complete obstructions of the upper airway disrupt sleep quality and pose serious risks such as sleep deprivation, oxygen deprivation, depression, heart attacks and even death from stroke.
In many patients, sleep apnea also leads to mental and behavioral symptoms.