Dr. Milton Chua discusses the common signs of sleep apnea and the serious impact it could have on your health.">

Dec 6, 2017 — Do you wake up feeling not refreshed after a long night’s rest? Do you snore loudly while you sleep? It could be sleep apnea. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Milton Chua discusses the common signs of sleep apnea and the serious impact it could have on your health.

Interview

Interviewer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health. You're not getting a good night sleep or the next day you're not feeling well rested when you wake up. Dr. Milton Chua is a sleep expert. What should a person do? I mean, could that be sleep apnea?

Dr. Chua: So you should watch out for signs of sleep apnea, like loud snoring, or if your partner tells you that you stop breathing at night periodically, or if you wake up unrefreshed, then you might have sleep apnea.

Interviewer: And it can be kind of dangerous, right? More than just yawning the next day?

Dr. Chua: Yawning, drowsy driving, among others, and it can also wreak havoc in a lot of the body system, actually all the systems, but especially your heart and your brain. So, if you are having these symptoms of sleep apnea, I think you should make an appointment and go ahead and see a sleep doctor.

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