Sleep apnea complications

Sleep apnea is taken by an acute medical illness. The complications can be:

Cardiovascular problems

Sudden drops in oxygen levels in the blood that occur during sleep apnea pressure and hypertension increase the cardiovascular system. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, the danger of hypertension can be severe. The more serious the sleep apnea, the greater the risk of sunrise of high hypertension.

Fatigue during the day

Sudden waking is a symptom of sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea experience fatigue, irritability, and severe daytime sleepiness. They have difficulty concentrating, may feel irritable or depressed. Children and adolescents with sleep apnea may have misbehavior at school or have problems with social behavior.

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Consequences of medications and surgery.

Obstructive sleep apnea is also a predictive issue with certain medications and general anesthetics. People with sleep apnea may be more prone to complications after surgery due to breathing problems, especially when they are sedated and lying on their backs. Undiagnosed sleep apnea is especially risky in this situation.

Deprivation of sleep to the couple.

People with this sleeping condition often suffer memory problems, headaches, mood swings or sad feelings, need to urinate more often at night and to the point of sexual impotence. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be more common in these people as well. Children with sleep apnea are often hyperactive and may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

What is the healing method for sleep apnea?

Individual dental devices may be used to treat mild cases of obstructive sleep apnea. These devices move the jaw forward for better breathing.

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For people with complications of untreated sleep apnea there is a well-known therapy; Is the constant pressure of the airway (CPAP). This therapy uses a unique mask that covers the nose and mouth while you sleep. The mask will keep the airway open by adding pressure to the air you breathe.

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Alternative Treatment

The treatment of drowsiness depends on the cause of the sleep disorder. Treatment is symptomatic. Stimulants such as amphetamines, methylphenidate, and modafinil may be prescribed. Other drugs for treatment include levodopa, bromocriptine, antidepressants, and MAOIs. Patients should also avoid excessive consumption of coffee and alcohol.

If you are taking a drug that causes drowsiness, your doctor may suggest trying another medication instead. You can also recommend certain lifestyle modifications, such as going to bed early to try to get more sleep at night and eliminating consumption of alcohol and caffeine.

Severity of the Sleep Apnea

Patients who meet the criteria for the diagnosis of OSAS are traditionally classified as having mild, moderate or severe disease, based on the symptoms and the results of polysomnography

Obstructive sleep apnea – patients with 5 to 15 respiratory events per hour of sleep. These patients usually have few symptoms and drowsiness during the day is mild, and can not affect the quality of life.

Obstructive sleep apnea – patients with 15 to 30 respiratory events per hour of sleep. These patients become aware of relevant daytime sleepiness, which can interfere with daily activities.