Get rid of sleep apnea

Get rid of sleep apnea

Get rid of sleep apnea Dr. Green

Take a minute to think and answer the following questions. Do you snore when sleeping? When you wake up, do you feel not rested? Do you feel tired all day?

If you answered YES to these questions, it´s possible that you aren´t resting because you aren´t getting quality enough on your sleep.

Snoring and being sleepy all day can be indications of something more complicated than a bad night. Both could mean that you suffer from sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a respiratory pathology characterized by snoring, and by small pauses in the breathing while asleep, so you don´t really rest and will feel tired all day long.

In children, this disease is related to the increase of tissue in their tonsils. In adults, to excess weight and obesity. Studies indicate that 80% of people who suffer from sleep apnea are obese.

Because of this, the best way to prevent sleep apnea is losing weight, as well as have a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and constant exercise routines.

Quitting smoking, and avoid drinking alcohol also helps a lot in the prevention or treatment of this disease.

Eyes on these symptoms

If you have any of the following symptoms, look for medical diagnose as soon as possible. The faster you do it, the better your chances of reversing this situation.

  1. As we have said before, snoring is the most visible manifestation that can alert you. If you suffer from sleep apnea, it will be common for you to start snoring very loudly almost immediately after falling asleep.
  2. Snoring is interrupted by a moment with silence while apnea occurs (lack or suspension of breathing). After this pause, there is usually an attempt to breathe again, like a snort with panting.
  3. When you have sleep apnea, you get up frequently at night to go to the bathroom. Also, it´s common for you to wake up with a dry mouth and be tired all day.
  4. Being sleepy and chronic fatigue are evident all day. You can fall asleep anytime, anywhere, regardless of whether you are working, driving or eating.

The troubles caused by this disease decrease your life quality. Keep in mind these symptoms and don´t hesitate to contact us if you notice them.

Remember, your health always comes first.

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