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Sleep apnea develops over a period of time. There is Symptoms of Sleeping Disorder that helps in identifying the type of sleep apnea you are suffering from. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Sleeping Problems: Know Sleep Apnea Causes and Treatment

Sleeping Problems Know Sleep Apnea Causes and
  • It is a sleep disorder in which your breathing
    hampers. You tend to snore loudly and feel lazy
    even after proper sleep.
  • Sleep apnea is further categorized into three
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea The most common type of
    sleep apnea, it causes when the throat muscles
  • ?Central Sleep Apnea The second common type of
    sleep apnea, it occurs when the brain fails to
    send signals that help control our
  • breathing.
  • ?Complex Sleep Apnea It is a complicate
  • type which is caused by both obstructive
  • and central sleep apnea. It is a rare type.
  • Sleep apnea develops over a period of
  • time. There is Symptoms of Sleeping
  • Disorder that helps in identifying the
  • type of sleep apnea you are suffering from.

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  • Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
  • The signs of sleep apnea are mostly similar to
    other sleep disorders. It is difficult to
    identify the type of sleep apnea due to
    overlapping symptoms.
  • Some common symptoms are listed below
  • Incessant snoring.
  • Breathlessness during sleep.
  • Stop breathing in sleep.
  • Experiencing dry mouth.
  • Headache.
  • Insomnia.
  • Lack of focus/concentration when
  • awake.
  • Irritation.
  • If you are showing a few of the above
  • symptoms, you should visit a doctor.
  • Causes of Sleep Apnea
  • Every type of sleep apnea is caused
  • due to different reasons. They are both
  • psychological and physiological in nature.

  • Causes of Obstructive sleep apnea  This occurs
    when the muscles in the throat relax. The airway
    narrows and oxygen is cut-off. Because of this
    difficulty in sleeping, the brain wakes you up
    from your sleep. You wake up feeling choked and
    gasping. This repeats in a cycle. Excessive
    weight, narrow neck circumference, age, family
    history, genetically inherited narrow airway, and
    nasal congestion are some common triggers for
    obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Causes of central sleep apnea  The main trigger
    for central sleep apnea is the inability of the
    brain to send signals to the muscles that control
    breathing. For a short span of time, you will
    lose control over your
  • breathing and wake up feeling short of
  • breath.  Central sleep apnea is observed
  • more in middle-aged men than women.
  • Heart disorders and blood pressure
  • patients also experience central sleep
  • apnea. Even a few medicines and
  • painkillers may cause this sleep
  • disorder.
  • Based on your symptoms, the doctor
  • can do an initial sleep apnea diagnosis.
  • For accurate identification, a few tests
  • need to be done at your home or a sleep
  • clinic. These tests monitor your breathing
  • and sleep patterns for a night or two to
  • accurately understand your sleep disorder.

  • Sleep Apnea Treatments
  • Usually, the treatment for mild cases of sleep
    apnea include the change in lifestyle,
    including Everything Health in your diet, quit
    alcohol and smoking, and adding exercise to your
    daily routine. Therapy is also a good option to
    get rid of sleep disorders.
  • If the above doesnt help, you could try one of
    these treatment methods
  • 1. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • It is a mask that delivers air pressure through
  • machine. The air pressure helps in keeping the
  • airway open and prevents sleep apnea. It is
  • a common and reliable treatment for
  • sleep apnea. Sometimes, it may be
  • uncomfortable to use a mask while
  • sleeping. But, practice makes it easy. 
  • There are types of masks, and you
  • should try them all to figure out which
  • suits you the best. In case the mask
  • remains uncomfortable, get in touch with
  • your doctor.

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  • 2. Surgery
  • It is an extreme choice of treatment for sleep
    apnea. The decision to do a surgery is taken only
    after trying other treatment options for a period
    of 2-3 months.
  • Surgery is done for people who have a problem
    with their jaw structure that is an obstruction
    to their breathing. If you opt for surgery, these
    are your following options
  • ?Tissue surgery  Removal of tissue from your
    mouth and top of the throat, including tonsils,
    are a surgical treatment to sleep apnea. It stops
    any tissues to obstruct the throat. It is a good
    treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea.
  • ?Shrink the tissue  Using radio frequency,
  • could be shrunk. It is a small procedure which
  • helps for mild apnea.
  • ?Jaw repositioning  The jaw structure
  • could lead to obstruction in breathing,
  • especially if it has an enlarged space
  • behind the tongue.
  • ?Weight Loss Obesity is one of the
  • main causes of sleep apnea. Surgery
  • to lose weight and extra fats from the
  • body will definitely help in treating
  • sleep apnea.

  • Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which needs to be
    treated on time. It is a serious
  • condition that leaves you tired during the day
    time. A treatment ensures you make the most of
    your day and have a good sleep in the night.
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