Signs of Sleep Apnea:
Sleep Apnea signs and symptoms can vary for every individual. It is not uncommon for people to experience one or more of the following:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Observed episodes of breathing cessations during sleep
Abrupt awaking s accompanied by shortness of breath
Awakening with dry mouth or sore throat
What are some risk factors of Obstructive Sleep apnea?
Many people don’t know that obstructive sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition that anyone can develop. However, the following factors can increase your risks of this disorder:
Excessive Weight Gain: Fat deposits around your upper airway can obstruct your breathing. Not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight, thin people can develop the disorder as well.
Neck Circumference: Neck size may indicate whether or not your risk is increased. A thicker neck may narrow the airway.
High Blood Pressure: Sleep apnea is relatively common in people with HBP.
Narrowed Airway: Not having physically grown on the direction nature has intended sue to genetics, (enlarged tonsils/adenoids), poor nutritional choices, (high sugar or yeast diets), and environmental influences (allergens or smoking).
Chronic Nasal Congestion: Sleep apnea occurs twice as often in people who have consistent congestion at night regardless of the reason.
Diabetes: Medical research has shown obstructive sleep apnea is 3 times more common in diabetics.
Use of Alcohol, Sedatives, or Tranquilizers: Use of these substances slow the body’s breathing and can over relax the muscles of the throat.