An adequate amount of sleep is important for one’s physical being, mental health, emotional being, and productivity. Generally, it is seen that lack of sleep or sleep disturbances are considered to be associated with minor daily life stress, but they might be the clear indicators of Sleep Apnea, and ignoring them may add more to the risk.
OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) is a common disease that is generally underreported/undiagnosed because of a lack of awareness, and the reason is quite apparent. It is a kind of disorder in which breathing stops for a few seconds many times during sleep due to collapse blockage of the airway in the neck. So what are the symptoms and how it can be managed? let’s get some insights:
Risk factors to develop OSA: There are some physical and genetic conditions that potentially develop OSA. One should be more aware in this regard about:
Common symptoms: Some of the symptoms leading to OSA might be confused with other sleeping or stress issues, it’s better to look at them minutely and consult the doctor. Potential indicators are:
Treatment: OSA is curable if symptoms are noticed and managed early with the right consultation. Hence people living with this disorder should be more aware of their complications and get them treated at right time.
Dr. Bandana Mishra, Head of the Department and Senior Consultant
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