Most of people face problems to sleep at some point of their lives. Stress, too much caffeine, and also some kinds of food can hinder you to sleep well. Sometimes, however, the cause is more severe and, if the problem continues, a doctor should be seen as he/she is whom will determine if the patient presents some sleep disorder. There is a number of sleep disorders. The most common is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Syndrome.
Usually, when asleep, muscles that control tongue and soft palatum keep the airways open. If these muscles relax, the airways get narrowed, causing snore and breath difficulty. If these muscles relax too much, the airways are completely obstructed, impeding to breath and this is what is named Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
After some time, between 10 seconds to two minutes, brain detects the lack of oxygen and "warns" the body making it awake. Although persons suffering with such problem usually do not even notice it, this cycle can happen some hundreds of times during the night, seriously interrupting sleep.
Usually, when asleep, muscles that control tongue and soft palatum keep the airways open.
If these muscles relax, the airways get narrowed, causing snore and breath difficulty.
If these muscles relax too much, the airways are completely obstructed, impeding to breath and this is what is named Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
It is easy to know if someone suffers of OSA. If you listen the person while asleep, you will hear snores followed by a silence break. Just next that, a strong breath out or wheezing can occur and then the person resumes breathing.
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Many people with OSA feel tired during the day. They can sleep at work, while driving a car, when are in a conversation, reading or watching TV
Most of people with OSA has strong snores, which are often interrupted by silence and followed by wheezing.
Due to the lack of sleep and to the stress of trying to maintain a normal life, people with OSA are often very irritable. Among other severe consequences associated with OSA are depression, hypertension, severe heart diseases, sexual problems, memory loss, intellectual deterioration, and headaches by the morning.
Although many people have never heard about OSA, it is a common conditions that affects 10% of population. It can be present in persons of any age, from newborns to adults and of both sexes.
Most common treatment is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). CPAP is neither a medicine nor a surgery but allows treatment of immediate efficacy. Currently, it is recommended by majority of physicians around the world and has given relief to thousands of people suffering from OSA.
The ResMed systems are silent, convenient and easy working. Also, they are completely portable and very trustful so that one can be sure that nights of good sleep will follow.
If you have some of OSA symptoms, request your doctor to be referred to a hospital or clinic for sleep disorders. Likewise, if you partner present OSA symptoms, advice him / her to see a doctor.
In a clinic or hospital, appropriate exams will be carried out for OSA investigation.