Sleep apnea is a condition that causes sufferers to have trouble breathing while they are asleep. Often, sleep apnea is caused by obstruction(s) in the airway, obesity and many other factors. Snoring, teeth grinding, sore jaws (from jaw clenching), fatigue, not feeling well rested, chronic headaches and low levels of oxygen in the bloodstream could all be signs of sleep apnea.
Surgery is not always needed to correct the symptoms associated with sleep apnea. Sometimes, there are less invasive alternative therapies that could help to stop the symptoms.