Some morning we wake up with no energy; getting out of bed is a chore, and the body just needs to rest. On mornings like these, it’s easy to blame your sleepiness on a poor night of rest. Feeling tired during the day is almost always associated with problems sleeping at night. Problems getting to sleep at night, however, are rarely associated with daytime activities in people with sleeping disorders. Because the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea can be difficult identify alone, you can analyze your daily activity to target some possible cause of Insomnia, nightly arousals, and daytime sleepiness in apnea patients.
Sleep Apnea patients know what it means to worry about weight. Weight problems can cause an individual to develop Sleep Apnea. Congruently, Sleep Apnea can cause a patient to suffer from weight problems. Excess fatty tissue around the throat can cause the tissues to in the upper throat to touch and block the airway. Overweight Sleep Apnea patients who sleep on their backs are at an extremely high risk of experiencing Obstructive Sleep Apnea episodes during the night. Gravity pulls the already saggy tissue down into the upper airway and prevents inspiration from being completed.
Patients with Sleep Apnea are at a higher risk of becoming overweight. Sleep Apnea victims experience compromised hormone production. Sleep interruption and deprivation can affect the body’s production of the growth hormone; growth hormone interruption has devastating effects on young, developing children. The thyroid gland is also largely governed by sleep. The gland controls Calcium regulation and metabolism control. Staying at a regulated, healthy weight is much easier with a good metabolism. Paying close attention to weight fluctuations and issues can help identify and treat the symptoms of Sleep Apnea.
It’s pretty common knowledge that exercise is a fundamental part of a healthy life. People with sleeping disorders like Sleep Apnea understand just how important exercise is to getting a healthy night of sleep. Most people today spend the majority of their day sitting down. Whether they sit at a desk all day at work, spend a long commute to work sitting and driving, or they lie in bed and watch TV all day, many Americans spend the better part of a day on their rear ends.
The body runs on natural energy cycles, and obeying the natural energy cycles is vital to getting a sufficient night of sleep. Exercise in the early half of the day gives the body energy during waking hours, and helps the mind wind down for bed in the evening. Working out releases endorphins in the body; they stimulate muscle reaction and keep the mind alert and the body energized by promoting brain activity. Being overly active in the few hours before bedtime can permit sleep from coming easily; the endorphins energize the body and cause restless sleep. Supporting the natural energy cycles in your body means promoting energy stimulation during the day when the heightened energy is necessary, as well as inducing relaxation and release before bedtime.
Before you take any medication, make sure that you read the label. If you have multiple health issues, only take medications that will not interfere with the performance of other medical treatments. Your doctor will be able to help you identify these medications.