Effects of Sleep Disorders
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) causes your airway to narrow or close off, reducing or stopping breathing for short periods of time during the night. The stress that OSA places on your body can make your heart work harder, affect your heart rate and your nervous system. OSA can lead to problems including high blood pressure and is very common in people with type 2 diabetes.
These are common signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Gasping or choking while sleeping
- Restless sleep
- Night sweats
- Inability to concentrate or focus at work
- Sleepiness while driving
- Morning headaches
- Dry mouth upon waking
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Rapid weight gain
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please check with your doctor and discuss if he or she advises a sleep study to determine whether or not treatment is necessary for OSA.