Are you waking up every morning with a headache or migraine? Your problem may not be your head; you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Caracioni treats many sleep apnea patients who report head pain as a common symptom.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which breathing stops during sleep when the airway becomes blocked. The airway can become blocked by enlarged tonsils or adenoids, when the throat muscles become too relaxed and collapse into the throat, or if the jaw is out of position and the tongue falls back and blocks the airway during sleep.
Sleep apnea has been linked to other major health conditions like heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.