Do you snore and are always tired?
The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a respiratory disorder that occurs during sleep and can be life threatening. Apnea is simply a pause in breathing and obstruction which means that there is a blockage to the airflow. OSA is the most common breathing problem during sleep, when the person stops breathing while she/he is asleep.Most people do not know and often the best witness is the spouse.
Some signs and symptoms :
Loud snoring, morning fatigue, feeling exhausted after a day at work, drowsiness watching television, stop breathing during sleep, memory, impairment, decrease sex drive, headaches in the morning, irritability, depression, insomnia, sleep unrefreshing.
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Do you suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders?
How to tell if you''re an insomniac? Approximately 25% of the population suffers from insomnia, 10% of chronically. According to Charles M. Morin, a psychologist and sleep specialist researcher at Laval University (Quebec).
Takes more than fifteen minutes to fall asleep. Being awake for periods of fifteen to thirty minutes. Sleeping less than five hours per night. These symptoms must occur more than three times a week and cause during the day, poor mood, poor concentration or memory, level of impaired performance at work.In some cases, insomnia may result from a sleeping disorder in which the two most common are sleep apnea and the impatience of the inferior sort of tingling responsible for bursts of muscle preventing restful sleep. A medical consultation is then required to pass a polysomnography (sleep study) and many trace the problem.
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Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that is very rare, but fairly well known because it's rather a dramatic symptom. This syndrome, which tends to persist throughout life, affects about three in 10 000. The symptoms of narcolepsy can be terrifying in the beginning and continue to be a source of frustration even after the person is accustomed, but they never cause serious illness. People with narcolepsy are usually healthy and normal in all other respects. Their natural life expectancy is exactly the same as people without diabetes. No physical abnormality or tissue damage has ever been associated with this disorder, as either cause or consequence.
The probability of narcolepsy is equal for men and women. In general, this condition occurs for the first time in adolescence but can occur at almost any age. Symptoms usually occur one at a time though, among people over twenty years, it is more likely that several symptoms appear simultaneously. Symptoms can change over time in the same person, but no general trend of deterioration or damage has been observed with aging.
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NORMAL SLEEP IN ADULTS
- Light sleep (Stages 1 & 2).
- Slow wave sleep or deep (Stages 3 & 4).
- REM sleep or stage of dreams (REM).
- Cycles of 1: 30 pm to 2 hours.
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