Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sleep Apnea and the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holiday season seems to get longer every year. Now it starts before Thanksgiving and ends after New Years. If you are trying to watch your weight, continue to exercise and get the proper amount of rest, the Christmas holiday season can be tough and it can be especially tough on sleep apnea sufferers.

People who have sleep apnea never get enough sleep or rest, so why should the holiday season be that rough on them. Because if you are like me, your sleeping routine and your eating routine is severely thrown out of whack. Christmas is such a busy time and there is so much to do that you don’t seem to have enough time to do it all. This creates stress, which is enemy of rest. If you are stressed out you probably wouldn’t sleep that well and that in turn will make you even more stressful. Now add sleep apnea to the mix, and you become even more tired.

As for your eating routine, you can usually forget about keeping to any strict diet because there are just too many temptations such as office parties where there us a lot of food and Christmas dinners at home where you always cook way too much food. Don’t even mention desserts!

I know that I have gained some weight this holiday, which makes my sleep apnea worse and I can really tell the difference during the day.

While the holidays are always a great time to be with families and friends, it isn’t always a great time if you have sleep apnea.

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