If you’re reading this, you probably suspect that you or someone you love may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You know sleep apnea symptoms can affect quality of life, but is it really all that serious?
The shocking truth is that research has shown untreated sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of death from all causes. You may hear different answers about this because the question “Can you die from sleep apnea?” is not the same question as “Can sleep apnea kill you?”
Today we’ll take a look at what science says about both questions, as well as what to look out for and when to talk to your doctor.
Mouth breather; a condition so bad it’s become an insult. Maybe that’s because mouth breathing can cause bad breath, brain fog, and chronic fatigue? Yet if you also suffer from sleep apnea, mouth breathing can be dangerous, leading to a loss of air pressure and reducing the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy.
Luckily, for CPAP users the solution can be as simple as finding the right CPAP mask!
Apnea hypopnea index or AHI rates the combination of apneas and hyponeas. Apnea relates to the airway being completely cut off for a Hyponea is a shallow breath instance where air is still being passed through partially, but is not fully obstructed.
While Amy Poehler is a famous actress, comedian, director, and much more, however, her sleep apnea is no laughing matter. As a CPAP user and enthusiast, she’s here to remind both men and women about the dangers of sleep apnea to promote health and wellness. Yes, we said both men and women, because this condition is usually only thought of as a condition for old men, but that’s not the case. Sleep apnea can affect everyone.
As summer fades into the fall we get to enjoy cooler temperatures, football, and pumpkin spice everything. However, that can distract us from the fact that cold and flu season is lurking right around the corner! On top of that, fall allergy season hits at full force with pollen, mold, and ragweed. You might be left congested, coughing, and wondering if you should be using CPAP with a cold. The answer is yes.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which the breathing pauses or stops multiple times while you sleep. Symptoms include loud snoring, noticed pauses in breathing, choking or gasping, daytime sleepiness or exhaustion, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating and difficulty sleeping. Once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the next step for you will be to seek out treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP treatment, is the most common and effective form of treatment for sleep apnea.