Sleep disorders are common and can seriously affect your health. Chronic sleep deprivation or disrupted sleep can result in poor concentration, daytime sleepiness, and fatigue, making it harder to function in your daily life. Snoring and sleep apnea are common causes of disrupted sleep. Unlike other sleep disorders, they are more difficult to diagnose on your own because you may think you are sleeping just fine, but you are struggling to get oxygen. A friend, relative or sleeping partner is usually the one who notices the symptoms.
Snoring and sleep apnea have the added risk of exacerbating other conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Therefore, early evaluation and treatment is important.