Sleep Apnea occurs during slumber. This happens through a persons throat walls coming together which causes closure in the upper airway. This can lead to a pause in breathing, sometimes between 10 seconds to a full minute. During this time a message is processed in the brain to register the lack of oxygen, thus the person often does a small gasp or snort, waking themselves up and drifts back to sleep.
This condition is highly prevalent occurring in 2/10 women and 3/10 men. These wake ups can occur multiple times in one night and often the sleeper doesn’t even realise how often they wake. Granted there are multiple degrees of sleep apnea, ranging from it being a mild condition to severe.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea –
- Sleepiness and fatigue during the day
- Struggle to concentrate
- Not feeling like you’ve had a good sleep
- Gasping or choking sounds during slumber
These are just some symptoms for sleep apnea. This condition has the ability to severely impact an individuals quality of life and can also create serious health problems.
Sleep Apnea Solutions-
Sleep apnea solutions can range. Some of which include, adjustment of sleeping positions, surgeries, weight loss, mouth guards, etc.
The less invasive, and safe option is choosing a good pillow. Here at Chiroshopping we have a range of pillows that can help you sleep properly. By having the correct pillow to amend snoring or sleep apnea, you elevate your breathing passage, which helps avoid obstructions inside the throat.
Our Breath Easy Sleep Apnea Pillow helps by reducing pressure to the face and neck. This pillow is made from memory foam, which is ideal for people using CPAP air hose masks. It’s shape helps with posture and also with the reduction of snoring.
For more information regarding this pillow or symptom please don’t hesitate to call us on (02) 9588 7000.