Sleep apnea occurs in two forms, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. The two conditions sometimes showcase similar symptoms but result from different causes and may require different forms of treatment.
Obstructive sleep apnea affects many people and is more common in overweight patients. It occurs while you’re sleeping and results from upper airway obstruction during sleep. Symptoms include loud snoring, chronic fatigue, and excessive daytime drowsiness or sleepiness. If sleep apnea is suspected, an overnight sleep study will be obtained for diagnosis. This is frequently performed at a specialized sleep center but can sometimes be performed at home with a home sleep study.
Other steps may involve diet changes, ongoing sleep monitoring, and physical exercise. With those elements in place, you should sleep and feel better soon.