Sleep Apnea : Types, Causes and Prevention

Sleep apnea has turned to be a more serious problem, in which a person stops breathing while sleeping. People, who have the problem, do not realize that they feel difficulty while taking rest on the bed. They come to know about the problem from their partner. Some major symptoms of sleep apnea involve insomnia, lack of energy, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, insomnia. If goes untreated, it can bring on destructive results to the health. The consequences are not ignorable. Generally, the problem sleep apnea results in these problems-

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Depression and irritation
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It happens due to the lacking of oxygen reaches the lungs. There is no denying that sleep apnea has long-term consequences. Therefore, it is important for seeking medical help to treat the root-condition and to avoid the causes generated by it. If you do not have much knowledge about the sleep apnea, the article may help you with short, simple and useful information-

Types of sleep apnea-

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There are 3 different types to identify the nature of your apnea so that dealing with condition may become an easy task for you.

Obstructive sleep apnea: In other terns, it is known as snoring and most common among people. It may surprise you that how loud snoring can be the reason of someone’s sleeping issue, but it is real. Snoring occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat take rest while snoozing and the airway get blocked. The narrowed airway then causes difficulty and generates sound that disrupts the partner’s nightly rest.

Central sleep apnea: It occurs when your central nervous system fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. The result comes in light as snoring. When an individual suffer from the condition, he finds himself less energetic to handle the work throughout the day. However, it is much less common in people.

Who have sleep apnea?

Family history: The problem more often occur in family member and here the reason could be inherited traits. However, it is not compulsory for having a family history if someone snores at night.

Smoking: The problem can be easily seen in chain smokers. The component provided in a cigarette has great negative impact on lungs and the throat muscles as well.

Obesity: Obesity is one of the most common causes for sleep apnea. Every 7 out of 10 obese people have difficulty breathing while sleeping. Due to obesity, the muscles present in the throat get narrowed and affect normal breathing process.

Excessive physical work: It causes fatigue that brings problems to person having complete nightly rest during the night.

Though sleep apnea is a sleep disorder but it is not treated with help of cheap sleeping pills. There are several devices help men getting control over the problem and having normal sleep every night.

Causes of sleep apena
Causes of sleep apena

Can you believe, children can also have this problem? Yes, that is true. Children too have the problem taking the rest. However, their problem varies child to child.


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