More then 40 Million people are walking around with life threatening sleep disorders and they do not even know it.
Even the Giants Super Bowl champion Lawrence Taylor is susceptible to it. Thankfully he was diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, for his friend, Reggie White, died at 43 from conditions caused by this problem.
Do you or you know anyone that snores? Are you tired all the time? Depression, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Gastric Re-flux…
One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea is loud and chronic (ongoing) snoring. Pauses may occur in the snoring. Choking or gasping may follow the pauses. While snoring is still the strongest predictor of sleep apnea in men and women,6 not everyone who snores has it. And more important, not everyone who has it snores. A family member or bed partner often will notice these problems before you do.
Below are other common sleep apnea symptoms:
In addition, women often show subtler, atypical symptoms such as insomnia, morning headaches, depression and anxiety.7 These symptoms often lead to misdiagnoses such as depression, insomnia or menopausal side effects.8 If you have these symptoms, be sure to ask your doctor about whether you might have sleep apnea.
Another common sign of sleep apnea is fighting sleepiness during the day, at work, or while driving. You may find yourself rapidly falling asleep during the quiet moments of the day when you’re not active. Even if you don’t have daytime sleepiness, talk with your doctor if you have problems breathing during sleep.
Do not let these conditions worsen until its to late like Reggie did.
In children, sleep apnea can cause hyperactivity, poor school performance, and angry or hostile behavior. Children who have sleep apnea also may breathe through their mouths instead of their noses during the day.