One of the joys at the end of a hard working day in Bath is looking forward to a good night’s sleep. It’s the time the body and mind recovers for the next day and so on and so forth. However, this depends on your body functioning as it should during sleep, with your airways free so that the brain, the heart and lungs can breathe and regulate the oxygen that flows through the body. If anything interferes with this, the system will start to become stressed, each organ will be overworked and you may well be facing the danger of sleep apnea. Now this is not a condition that is easy to diagnose for doctors, but if left unchecked, it can have the potential to cause heart failure. If air is being blocked from going in, the breathing will become irregular and the heart will panic and stutter and then this sends confusing messages to the brain that tries to cope with the breakdown. This blockage in the breathing can normally be found in heavy drinkers, smokers and obese people, although people that have a damaged nervous system are also at risk. In any case, for those who live alone, it will be hard to spot, as one of the results of this is heavy snoring. There is another danger when you wake as well, as the brain is attempting to wake you whilst desperately trying to regulate the breathing again and this can impact on your breathing during the day without you even noticing it. But you may start to notice yourself very fatigued and irritable though, and this is the sign of bad sleeping. This is a very dangerous situation so if you are worried, you should contact Clifton Dental in Bristol for advice on treating this in your area.