Sleep apnea has been affecting large numbers of people for a while now. An increase in obesity has helped it grow into a bigger problem, but being overweight is not always a reason it shows up.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to have a single, or multiple pauses in breathing while sleep. These can be short pauses, or they can be lengthy minutes of restrained breaths. Sometimes short pauses do not affect the body too much, but a lot of the time the extra stress it puts on your body can have serious health effects.
How is Sleep Apnea started?
There can be many different causes which makes this important for you to see a doctor or get tested in your own home (click HERE for more information). Often, though, sleep apnea can be triggered by collapsing tissues near the back side of your throat’s airways. By closing and restricting the amount of air you can take in while sleeping, your body responds by snoring, a lack of breath, or even waking up consistently throughout the night.
What to do if you think you have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea can increase stress amounts on your body and can lead to higher blood pressures, heart disease, and an increase occurrence of strokes, increased chances for pre-diabetes and diabetes, and forms of depression. How do you treat this before these symptoms appear?
You can see your doctor and get tested through a complicated, lengthy process to find out if your sleeping issues are caused by sleep apnea. Also, you can go to Blackstone Medical Services and we can help guide you to doing a simple and quick in-home test to see if you need to be treated. Once we have determined you need treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, we can then walk you through an easy process of fixing this unneeded intrusive disease so you can get normal nights of rest.
Sleep Apnea affects 1 in 5 people so do not feel worried if you happen to be one of them. There is a way to handle it – you just have to reach out and ask for help.