How to Spot Conditions of Sleep Apnea
Think back to the last time you didn’t get a good night of restful sleep. Nine times out of 10 you felt horrible the next day. Take this experience and multiple it for consecutive nights. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities to be irritable, utterly fatigued, and lack any semblance of concentration to stay on task. And then if you add in the fact that you catch yourself waking up trying to breath or your snoring could literally wake the neighbors, then the issue might be bigger than you thought.
If this sounds familiar, take note as you might have a serious sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. Characterized by a narrowing or blockage of your airway, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prevents proper breathing while you sleep. A person with this condition can stop breathing multiple times during the course of an hour, which invariably impacts the amount of oxygenated blood going to the brain. In turn, if undiagnosed and not treated, someone with sleep apnea conditions is at high risk for life-threatening issues such as high blood pressure, heart failure and heart attack, and stroke.
In addition to gasping for air and loud snoring, other symptoms of sleep apnea may include:
*Excessive sleepiness and non-refreshing sleep
*Mood and behavior changes
*Morning headaches, and sore/dry throat
*Lack of concentration and memory issues
* Night sweats
Don’t despair! Once properly diagnosed by a physician after a sleep study evaluation, the proper treatment plan can be individualized for you depending upon severity level.
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