Did you know that sleep apnea can be treated? Sleep apnea is a condition that some individuals have but are not aware of which causes them to stop breathing while they sleep. Many people wake up through the night for a wide variety of reasons, which is why this condition can be easily overlooked. However, there are tests and other ways to check for sleep apnea.
Remember, sleep apnea is most commonly found in men who are over the age of 40. You also might have a heightened risk of sleep apnea if you suffer from a temporomandibular disorder, also called a TMD. Other causes include large tonsils, a deviated septum, genetics, and various allergies which can all trigger sleep apnea in your body.
The most common sign of sleep apnea is snoring. If the person you sleep next to can hear you snore at night, then you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This can also be from your sleeping position or congested airways from a cold or flu. The good news is, there are treatments for sleep apnea. If you have mild or severe sleep apnea, you can receive help. If you ignore your condition, be aware this could lead to severe cases of an increase in risk for diabetes, ADD, ADHD, depression, strokes, heart attacks, mood swings, and in extreme cases, death.
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