Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Sleep Disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity may be the cause

 obstructive sleep apnea
Obesity is the cause obstructive sleep apnea


If you cannot breath properly during sleep or short breaths during sleep you have obstructive sleep apnea. Obesity may be the reason for this disorder. Dr. Mark Brown of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson says people with obstructive sleep apnea gains more weight.

Obstructive sleep apnea are three types.

Central: 0.4% of patients come with this type of discomfort. Breathing is interrupted in this form. Obstructive: 84% patients represent this disorder. Breathing is interrupted by physical block despite respiratory effort Complex:  15% of patients complain of this complex disorder. Both above feature are present in this disorder.

Cause for Sleep Disorder

  • Hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • Oxidative stress
  • Pro inflammatory Stress
  • Vasodilatory response
Symptoms of Obstructive sleep Apnea

Heavy loud Snoring,gasping,choking sensations, Nocturia (Waking up with an urge to urinate),Insomnia, restless sleep turning from side to side often, headache in morning hours,excessive sleepiness in the morning hours, fatigue, short term memory, confused state of mind,frequent mood changes,depression and anxiety, Sexual dysfunction, including impotency.

Treatment for Obstructive sleep Apnea

  • Nasal Drops
  • Surgical Treatment

Sleep Hygiene Techniques

  • Eat early and wait 2 hours before you go to bed. The food you eat takes two hours before it start digestion process
  • Avoid erratic sleeping habits. Maintain same time everyday to go to bed.
  • Do not oversleep or do not skip sleep
  • If you try to sleep and do not get sleep after 20 minutes get out of bed.
  • Eat digestible meal before going to bed. Not heavy meal
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol before bed time
  • Yoga and meditation have additional advantages
  • Early to bed, early from bed is healthy, wealthy and wise

People with sleep disorders will cause problems to themselves and to others. Better to develop healthy sleep habits and have a nice sleep.

 Scholarly articles on obstructive sleep apnea

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