Obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles that support the soft tissues in your throat, such as your tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax when you sleep blocking part or all of your airway and breathing is momentarily interrupted.
Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
Gasping for air during sleep
Awakening with a dry mouth
Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
Difficulty paying attention while awake
Sleep apnea can be the catalyst to many other health issues if untreated.
Dr. Wing has improved many lives by treating this disorder. A CPAP machine is not always required. Call us to schedule a consultation (704) 997-8280.