Thursday, November 15, 2012
Getting elbowed at night may mean you have obstructive sleep apnea
Here is article that confirms what we see daily in clinical practice - that is that people who get woken up by their bedpartner via their elbow for snoring and/or stopping breathing are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But don't be reassured if you think you don't have OSA just because you don't get elbowed at night. While it's easy to hear snoring, it's more difficult to notice pauses in breathing, as those are not usually loud or disruptive to your bedpartner. Better thing to do is talk with your doctor about getting an evaluation for OSA.