7 Effects of Sleep Apnea

For those who have never heard of sleep apnea, or who have heard of it but are unsure of what it is, sleep apnea is a relatively common condition that affects one’s ability to breathe while sleeping. The most common type of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and involves the airway collapsing, or otherwise becoming blocked, for a few seconds to a few minutes, making breathing difficult. It is often difficult to diagnose, as it does not lead to specific symptoms that a doctor can test for during a routine visit, such as through blood tests; however, sleep apnea definitely and negatively impacts one’s daily quality of life, and can cause other health issues

7. Negatively Affecting Loved Ones

Managment of sleeping apnea
* HealthPrep does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Content Disclaimer below.

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of sleep apnea is the way in which it negatively affects your loved ones. As mentioned before, one of the most common diagnostic tools of sleep apnea is complaints from loved ones.

The loud snoring and whistling can keep partners up throughout the night, leading them to be sleep deprived, irritated, and resentful. Many partners will wake up their sleep apnea affected partner in order to stop the noise. Constantly being awoken by your partner can cause resentment towards them as well.

Because of this, an easily fixable problem can become a wedge in even the strongest relationships. The gasping, choking noise that is frequent in sleep apnea cases can also cause loved ones undue worry and stress.

MORE FROM HEALTHPREP

  • Causes and Treatments of Childhood Bedwetting

    Bedwetting is an embarrassing condition affecting millions of children and teenagers each year. Approximately fifteen percent of children will continue to wet the bed after the age of five. Although ninety-five percent of children over Read More

  • 10 Reasons Why You’re Always Tired

    Most people know what it’s like to be tired. But living in a constant state of fatigue is different. Fatigue is a persistent and relapsing state of exhaustion. Little things throughout your day could be Read More

  • Man cannot get any sleepNatural Insomnia Remedies That Work

    “I can sleep when I’m dead!” For many American they live by this concept and find sleep as unnecessary. With our non-stop culture, people find that cutting down on their needed sleep is one way Read More

  • Staying awakeHow To Get By On Very Little Sleep

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, businesses across the country lose an estimated $28 billion a year due to the lack of sleep, which results in decreased productivity and time away Read More

  • Sleeping young man holding alarm clockEffective Strategies To Achieve A Healthy Sleep Cycle

    Getting adequate rest is important in maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle. Unfortunately, in this fast-paced world it can often be difficult to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Many work full time and have families, Read More