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During sleep, the muscles responsible for keeping the airway permeable suffer relaxation, the passage of air at the level of the pharynx is hindered and, as a consequence, the soft tissues vibrate, producing snoring. In many cases, a lack of airflow causes a drop in oxygen levels in the blood, the brain is alerted by this drop and there are numerous interruptions to sleep throughout the night (sleep apneas). This oxygen deficiency generates a series of symptoms such as hypersomnolence, general tiredness, depression, etc. These alterations affect the mood and personal, work and social life of the patient, without forgetting the risk of suffering a work or traffic accident as they are more vulnerable to falling asleep.
The main symptoms of sleep apnea are chronic snoring, respiratory arrest, and tiredness (a feeling of not having slept well).
Apnea is a very serious problem. Apart from the feeling, or not, of exhaustion that we may notice, the fact of stopping breathing for a few seconds while we sleep will bring with it serious cardiovascular and cerebro-vascular problems.
No. Snoring is the noise that occurs when the respiratory flow is decreased or blocked by the tissues of the upper airways. Instead, apnea is a disorder where breathing stops or becomes very shallow. Generally, the patient who snores usually snores, but not all people who snore do apneas, some do.
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