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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The air flows smoothly from mouth to nose, reaching the lungs without any problem.It is a sleeping disorder in which the breathing stops briefly involuntarily for short periods. Sleep apnea has its types namely,obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.

Specific causes that can let you take the problem seriously-

  • People with excessive weight are more common to have obstructive sleep apnea, but it does not mean that thin people are safe from it; they can also suffer from it, but the risk factor is minor.
  • Asthma is a breathing illness and, combined with obstructive sleep apnea, has a higher risk.
  • The common fact that smoking is injurious to health can be one of the reasons for this disorder.
  • Gender also plays the role as women after menopause are likely to get the disease.
  • Narrowed airway, which could be due to your tonsils and adenoids being large.
  • Due to narrow airways, people who consistently have suffered from nasal congestion at night need to take it seriously.

If the patient feels excessive problems, then medical consultation is a must. Ignoring the symptoms leads to more serious medical issues. Such as raised Blood Pressure, diabetes and other heart ailments.


Common signs and symptoms to identify obstructive sleep apnea –

  1.   Drowsiness
  2.   Loud snoring
  3.   Mood swings like irritability
  4.   Morning headache
  5.   sore throat
  6.   Waking up with a dry mouth
  7.   Stopped breathing during sleep
  8.   Not able to concentrate while working
  9.   High blood pressure
  10. Sweating during night
  11.  Forgetfulness
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