Everyone knows how important sleep is to our daily lives, without the rest and rejuvenation that you receive from it our productivity lessens, and we open the door to various ailments that are connected with sleep disorders. Even with that said a lot of folks ignore sleeping problems and continue to exist without the proper rest. You can survive on less sleep and maybe even get used to it, but you are doing our mind and body a great disorder. One of the biggest and well known sleep disorder is sleep apnea, where the back of the throat is blocked which in turn stops your breathing and forces you to wake up several times each hour that you attempt to sleep. The result of sleep apnea is more than just feeling tired in the morning.
- Sleep apnea leads to many health problems probably none greater than what it does to the heart.
- Obstructive sleep apnea also limits the amount of oxygen that flows through the body potentially causes such disorders as dementia.
- You wouldn’t think that sleep apnea would have any connection between low blood sugar and diabetes, but it does.
- Most folks feel grumpy when they don’t get enough sleep, imagine how you would feel if you didn’t ever get enough sleep, you would probably be depressed.
This is just a short list of the things that can happen when you let sleep disorders, especially sleep apnea, go unchecked. There are things that you can do to control sleep apnea such as using a CPAP machine, or a dental device and as a last resort possibly surgery.
If you feel that you may have sleep apnea talk to your doctor about setting up a sleep study. The test will show whether you have sleep apnea or not.
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