You may have Sleep Apnea
Sleep disturbance or insufficient sleep can affect all aspects of your waking life. One of the most common disorders that cause poor sleep is Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
One in four adults have at least mild Sleep Apnea, making it as common as diabetes or asthma. As many as 80% of sufferers still go undiagnosed and untreated.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Apnea means "no breath". During sleep apnea, the muscles of your throat, tongue and soft palate collapse while you sleep, blocking your airway and preventing you from getting the oxygen you need.
After several seconds, your body begins to suffocate and triggers a wake-up response. These wake-ups may happen hundreds of times each night, without waking you enough to remember them.