Sleep Apnea Can Be 'Deadful' !

Sleep Apnea Can Be 'Deadful' !Not only does a person who snores experience restlessly at night, but may also be at risk for serious disorders of the heart and lungs.

Therefore, snoring can be a serious threat. It can lead to high blood pressure, irregular heart beats, heart attacks and even sudden death. It is very important that such people see a doctor immediately to be treated. Normal breathing must be maintained at all times, whether awake or asleep. The act of breathing is an automatic, highly regulated mechanical function of the body. In healthy sleeping individuals, most muscular and neural activities will slow or even shut down but respiration continues under a neuromuscular "auto pilot". However, if something goes wrong with this auto pilot during sleep, breathing may become erratic and inefficient. It can even stop. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you take one or more pauses while breathing or take only shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds up to two minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more than once an hour. Typically, normal breathing then begins again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow. This results in poor sleep quality which can make you more tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. One of the main effects of sleep apnea is oxygen deprivation. When you stop breathing, your brain does not receive enough oxygen. This can result in serious problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and learning/memory problems. Sleeping disorder treatment centers are nowadays very common. Continuous positive airway pressure is the best treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea in adults. A CPAP machine uses a mask that fits over your mouth and/or nose. The machine gently blows air into your throat and adjusts the air presses on the wall of your airways just enough to stop the airways from becoming too narrow or blocked during sleep.

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