What Are Common Sleep Apnea Side Effects?

What Are Common Sleep Apnea Side Effects?

Sleep apnea affects millions of people around the world every night and can have very serious and negative impacts on not only your quality of life but also your overall health. Sleep apnea is so serious that there are reported cases of death reported involving sleep apnea.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea involves repeated periods throughout the night where you stopped breathing. This could happen up to hundreds of times per night leaving you Sleepless. This disease interrupts your ability to get a good night’s sleep that you deserve and desperately need. Essentially your body fails to get any REM sleep. this leaves your body exhausted, your blood oxygen levels low, and therefore serious negative effects on your health.

What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Many times, people suffer from sleep apnea for many years before they realize that they have it. Sometimes you would never fully realize the effects that the disorder gives you during a night unless someone is in the room with you. this is because sleep apnea is strongly characterized by loud snoring often followed by a short gasping sounds because the body is not breathing.

Other serious side effects include:

  • Excessive sleepiness during the day even though you seemingly had enough sleep
  • Waking up with an excessively dry mouth or a sore throat
  • Noticeably Restless sleep
  • Depression can also form easily
  • Worsening of ADHD symptoms
  • Severe headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Other heart conditions

A lack of sleep causes you to have difficulty concentrating, and the lowered oxygen levels contribute to frequent headaches. A lack of sleep also makes you more resistance to insulin which can worsen type 2 diabetes. If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, you should speak to your physician right away.

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