Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Do I have sleep apnea?

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If you have one or more of the following symptoms, sleep apnea maybe cause of your snoring;
  • Nightly snoring interrupted by pauses in breathing
  • Falling asleep at work, while driving, etc.
  • Loss of energy, fatigue
  • Choking and gasping during sleep
  • restless sleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Neck size greater than 17 inches in men, 16 inches in women
  • Overweight
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Morning headache
  • Forgetfulness
  • Sexual dysfunction
If you think you may have sleep apnea, a polysomnogram or sleep study can provide doctors with valuable information about how you breath and sleep. At the sleep laboratory, electrodes and various skin sensors monitor physical variables like nose/mouth airflow, breathing patterns, heart rhythms, oxygen level, and muscle activity. The results are then evaluated by a sleep specialist for diagnosed and treatment...

TRY sleeping on your side, it may improve or even cure sleep apnea!!!


Vera said...

My boyfriend has sleep apnea and i wish it was so simple to just go to a clinic and have it taken care of. Not in the Philippines, i think.

Anonymous said...

If you are suffering from sleep problems such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea, you need to consider this problem seriously and adopt specific measures at the earliest to get back your sleep. Regular exercising is one of the options to ensure sound sleep at night. Altogether, if you are unable to get adequate sleep during night, you can undertake certain initiatives to overcome your sleep problems such as fixing your sleeping as well as waking schedule and abstaining from alcohol, nicotine, tea, coffee et al before hitting the bed.

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