Dealing with sleep apnea
Updated: Mar 2
Whatever type of sleep apnea you have, it certainly can’t be neglected. If the condition is suffered continuously, it may cause serious health problems. To "upshift" the overall quality of your life, proper treatment is of value as it can improve overall sleeping habit and decrease daytime tiredness making you more productive and less stressed out. If addressed properly and timely, you can eliminate the development of diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and many other health conditions. The good news is that there are many ways to deal with this sleep disorder effectively. Always set appointments with your doctor to follow the condition and make sure your treatment works. If you have some problems or discomfort in the process of treatment, don’t linger to advise your doctor. This is especially true when using mouthpieces, CPAP or other breathing devices that most people are not comfortable with. Try to keep overall weight to an acceptable level as it has been proved that sleep apnea is more likely to affect people with excess pounds. This condition can prompt your body to release stress hormones during your sleep, which, in turn may result in physical fatigue and daytime sleepiness. Particularly be watchful when driving or operating special heavy machineries in your workstation if you are sleepy. Sometimes, people are not aware that they have sleep apnea. Here, roommates, family members, and bed partners could be of great help. If your partner or family member shows any signs of the condition, immediately call his attention and encourage seeking medical support. Emotional support is also very helpful.