This individual frequently wakes up in the night; feels sleepy throughout the day; takes frequent daytime naps; and as if these were not enough, also has the dangerous habit of dozing off to sleep in the middle of a telephone conversation, a meal or even while driving. These signs may appear serious to the reader but strangely get ignored by many. This happens because not many know that these could be the first manifestations of hypersomnia symptoms.
Mistakes happen but this one is a costly one: affecting your health and happiness. You never bothered to treat two major health problems: obesity and snoring. Today you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition you wish you knew much more about.
Being diagnosed with an ailment for the first time usually leaves the patient surprised. For instance, you may not have any idea why you are experiencing repeated breathlessness during sleep; secondly, you are clueless as to what could be wrong with you. Then the doctor confirms that it is obstructive sleep apnea. The verdict leaves you surprised indeed.
If you have been diagnosed with central sleep apnea, chances are that you are both surprised and confused. First of all, you know nothing about sleep apnea. Obviously chances of knowing other variants of the illness, the features and cure options are remote.
Obstructive sleep apnea is not only one of the worst types of sleep disorders but the stealthy manner in which it creeps in and overpowers the victim is particularly nasty. Not only is this illness known for its short term distress but many of its long term consequences are fatal. How much do you know about it?
If one was to choose the most distressing symptom of sleep apnea, it could easily be the recurrent breathlessness that makes the patient gasp and choke during sleep. It is no wonder that the primary aim of any doctor treating such a patient is to restore normal breathing, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. This critical goal can be achieved only with breathing assistance from CPAP machines.
Many of us can remember the names of the most notorious snorers we know. It’s fun to compare the loudness and characteristics of such noises and come up with descriptions like a dilapidated plane or motorcycle. However the fun stops when we’re already sleepy and the excessive noise doesn’t allow us to enter dreamland. When it constantly happens, it then becomes a problem that needs a solution.
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Are you wondering if you have sleep apnea symptoms? In the center of every evening, do you suddenly wake up choking and gasping for air? It can not be a result of a nightmare every evening. You definitely need to look in to the matter as you may be suffering from a sleep disorder known as Sleep Apnea.
What is Sleep Apnea?