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Five Symptoms that Indicate the need to Consult a Sleep Apnea Center

by Jack K. Digital Marketing

Have you ever tried holding your breath till the moment it is difficult for you to breathe? What if this continues during your sleep? Horrifying right? 

What is Apnea?

In apnea, there is a stoppage in breathing for 10 seconds or more. One does not experience movement in the lungs, and the airways get blocked. There is no gas exchange between the body and the environment. Sleep apnea center help in curing it. So, consult them if you have difficulties in sleeping. 

Causes:

  1. Obesity (Adults)
  2. Tonsils (kids)
  3.  Adenoids (kids)
  4. Dental issues like an overbite (kids)
  5. Smoking, Alcohol, and drug-use
  6. Hypothyroidism
  7. Allergy
  8. Increased hormones (acromegaly)
  9. Pregnancy
  10. Menopause
  11. Family history (25%-40%)
  12. Hypertension
  13. Any other sleep disorders
  14. Medical condition
  15. Medications
  16. Mental health disorder
  17. Abuse

What if it is not cured?

  1. Premature death
  2. Cardio-vascular disease
  3. Accidents

Top five Symptoms:

     Loud or frequent snoring

     Silent pauses in breathing

     Daytime sleepiness or fatigue

     Insomnia

     Morning headaches 

Other symptoms include:

     Choking or gasping sounds

     Unrefreshing sleep

     Frequently waking during the night to go to the bathroom

     Difficulty in concentrating

     Memory loss

     Decreased sexual desire

     Irritation

Self-test

Do a self-test and ask yourself if you are experiencing any issues. You can keep a sleep diary for two weeks and check if you are having any of these symptoms.

Lab-Test

This requires you to stay overnight at a sleep center, in a bed. You will sleep with sensors attached to various parts of your body. These sensors will record your brain waves, heartbeat, breathing and movement.


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