There are three types of Sleep Apnea.
CENTRAL - Brain doesn't send signals to the muscles to take next breath.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA- Here, the brain sends signals, but there is some obstruction in the airway passage so the muscles fail to follow the signal.
MIXED SLEEP APNEA- This is when there is a mixed impairment.
Most common symptoms of sleep apnea are-
- Loud, habitual, disturbing snoring
- Sudden gasping and choking during sleep leading to occasional sleeplessness
- Urination during sleep along with other symptoms of sleep apnea
- Excessive tiredness, heaviness, morning headache and confusion on waking up in morning
- Dry mouth and sore throat on waking up in the morning
- Restlessness while sleeping
- Sexual dysfunctions like impotence and reduced sex drive
- Irritation, depression and memory problems