Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder in which a person stops breathing at night. This could occur potentially hundreds of times every night, so prompt treatment from our expert in sleep apnea in Thousand Oaks is necessary to prevent further problems from developing. There are two kinds of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue or other soft tissues block the flow of air, and central sleep apnea is when the brain fails to send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing at night.
Although the most common symptom is snoring punctuated by pauses or gasps, there are other symptoms you should be aware of so that you can know if you have sleep apnea or another sleeping disorder. These other symptoms include:
• Having headaches early in the morning
• Experiencing extreme fatigue during the day
• Waking up often during the night
• Going to the bathroom often during the night
• Memory problems or difficulty concentrating
• Mood shifts
If you display any of these symptoms, our expert in central sleep apnea in Thousand Oaks will need to perform a test, and after it is determined that you have sleep apnea, we can determine the best treatment option for you.