Sleep Apnead Therapy
Although sleep apnea more regularly affects overweight, adult males over 40, anyone can suffer from it. The symptoms include
- Loud and disruptive snoring
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Waking gasping for air
- Fatigue during the day
The two types of sleep apnea are Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which occurs when a blockage is caught in the airway and prevents the passage of air, and Central Sleep Apnea, which occurs when the brain fails to signal the body to keep breathing while asleep. The former is more common of the two; doctors trace it back to obesity and smaller airways than normal restricting proper airflow. A malfunction in the brain causes the latter; this type is far more difficult to treat.
Sleep apnea treatment is available, and since the problems it can cause are far more dangerous than small disturbances in sleep, the victim of the illness should seek the treatment immediately, not only for themselves, but for their loved ones that hate to see them suffer as well.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to depression and death in worst cases. Not getting regular sleep will likely lead to the victim dreading the mornings and then plague their days with fatigue. Their regular wakes during the night from lack of oxygen will also likely lead to inadvertently waking their partner from their sleep because of the coughing and rough movement. In some cases, the victim can die from suffocation because they could not wake up in time to catch their breath.
Sleep apnea is a deadly illness that affects all parties involved. Do not hesitate to ask for help.