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The Not-So-Easy-Signs of Sleep Apnea

By on Sep 9, 2017 in Blog |

The Not-So-Easy-Signs of Sleep Apnea
Millions of people in this world suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. According to reports, nearly 20 million people in the United States of America alone have some type of sleep disorder. One of the disorders that go largely untreated is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when a person takes pauses or breaks in breathing while they are sleeping, and of course, this can be as dangerous to your health as it sounds.

If you are familiar with sleep apnea, then there are some tell-tell signs that a person may be suffering from this sleep disorder such as snoring and pauses in breathing while the person is sleeping. However, there are some not so obvious signs that a person is suffering from what can be a very debilitating disorder.

Not So Tell-Tell Signs

Always Tired
You are going to bed a reasonable time, you think you are getting the recommended amount of rest, but for some reason, you are always exhausted. While you might think it is because of your work load or family life, it could be because you are constantly woken up and your sleep interrupted because of the apnea. If you find yourself extremely sleepy during the day, it may be time to contact your physician.

High Blood Pressure
You have a healthy diet, but you are suffering from high blood pressure. This could be a result of the apnea and your body responding to every apnea episode that happens while you are sleep which will cause the blood pressure to remain high even while you are awake.

Depression and Mood Swings
With the focus on mental health if you start experiencing depression, anxiety, or irritability you might think you have a mental disorder exposing itself, but another option is you are suffering from sleep apnea.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact your doctor so you all can get to the root of what is causing the sleep apnea in your life.