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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Look Out for Sleep Apnea Symptoms to Prevent Future Health Problems

 

Sleep Apnea SymptomsSleep is essential for the well-being of an individual. Though the exact reasons as to why humans sleep is a mystery that scientists are trying to crack; the rejuvenation that a good sleep can produce can be experienced. Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder which can be treated, and you should look out for sleep apnea symptoms to diagnose it.

Sleep apnea affects your breathing while you are asleep. The consequence of such breathing obstructions is a disturbed sleep. Breathing obstructions can last some ten to twenty seconds, and most often you are jolted from your sleep to continue breathing. This continuous awakening from sleep prevents you from entering deep sleep. Deep sleep has numerous health benefits, and is a must have.

Sleep apnea deprives the body of the good effects of deep sleep and the body is prone to numerous health ailments including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, etc.

The sleep apnea symptoms that you should look out for are, loud snoring, unusual pauses in your breathing pattern, gasping or choking during sleep, feeling sleepy during the day however long you spent time on the bed at night.

Certain other sleep apnea symptoms you should look out for are, having a dry mouth when awakened, nagging headaches during the day, insomnia, increased frequency of bathroom visits during the night, waking up choking, feeling irritable or depressed, etc.

You will not be able to diagnose sleep apnea symptoms on your own if you are affected by sleep apnea. You should seek the assistance of your partner to monitor your sleep pattern.

The sleep apnea symptoms that you should look out for amongst children are, loud snoring, awkward sleeping positions, bedwetting, unusual perspiration during the night, etc. Children affected by sleep apnea display certain characteristics during the day which includes being hyperactive, they use mouth to breathe than the nose, are highly irritable and exhibit hostility, will have growth problems, etc.

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