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What you need to know about Sleep apnea

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Sleep apnea is a possibly severe sleep condition wherein breathing stops and starts recurrently.


Those with obstructive sleep apnea have a higher chance of sudden cardiac death [1].


- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and imaging might be required
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner
- It is a chronic condition
- It is more prevalent in obese aging men and women.


It usually happens when the upper airway gets blocked constantly throughout the course of sleeping, hence diminishing or wholly preventing airflow.


Symptoms:


People can experience:
- Insomnia
- Hypersomnia
- Loud breathing
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Waking up during sleep because of lack of air
- Headaches post sleep
- Difficulty paying attention while awake
- Irritability
- Loud snoring
- Breathing through the mouth


Treatment


Self Care: To treat sleep apnea, certain lifestyle changes such as regular exercising, regulated diet, no smoking or drinking, not sleeping on your back, etc are important.


Medications: Your doctor might prescribe certain medicines that helps to clear the nasal blockage or help you sleep better.


Specialists: A professional might recommend lifestyle changes, breathing devices, implants, to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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