Apnea: Sleep Apnea
Image of blocked airways (Michael Brenner / Wikicommons)
Snorkeling, flabby muscles in the airways block (Michael Brenner / Wikicommons)
If breathing during sleep, see a doctor. Because then they could be affected by sleep apnea. Untreated, it can cause considerable health damage nightly lack of oxygen.
If Reto was tired after day during your vacation day, but still slept more than nine hours and finally had to cancel the party, who went to the doctor. After a long Odyssey with tumor studies, lung cancer, etc. and entered the track at the end of the problem in the sleep laboratory: nocturnal breathing interruptions called sleep apnea.
In normal sleep all muscles, tongue, throat and palate maintain control, open the airway. When these flabby muscles, airways become narrow and cause snoring. Loosen those muscles during sleep more, completely lockable airway and respiratory arrest.
Fortunately, the brain responds more quickly in the cases and causes the release of adrenaline, which, for the muscles to further strengthen and awaken the airways are free sleep. This can be done several times a night, but the blows of constant adrenaline and lack of oxygen are an extreme burden on the body. “I went limp sense, without knowing why. In the first medical consultation, I heard of the disease,” says Helmut, who now runs an important support group.
You will not see their sleep apnea necessary with the body. The consequences are daytime sleepiness, lethargy, headaches, poor concentration, increased susceptibility to disease, to treat erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual desire. They can also occur secondary diseases such as hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, shock or heart attack.Besides the fact that these symptoms restrict people interested in performance, but can also be very dangerous. Ms. Marti, who is among the 30 percent of female patients, asleep at the wheel and caused an accident in which nobody was hurt by a miracle. Since then, at night using a respirator.
Illustration of a sleeping mask (similar to a diving mask) (Timt775 / Wikicommons)
CPAP mask can sleep more easily suffer (Timt775 / Wikicommons)
sleep mask for healthy sleep
If the life of patients with untreated apnea is risky. Against the nocturnal breathing interruptions help there.Sometimes it can make improvements to a change in circumstances. Alcohol, nicotine or apnea Please overweight. obviously not completely give up all pleasures, applies here: moderation.Bring improvement, you can help Snorestopper different or special pillows. If stains persist with a respirator. By CAPAP called night person mask is aerated with oxygen.Reto Marti and his wife could, after a few nights with CPAP reliving carefree, love and work. “To travel abroad with the holidays, the device,” says Reto, and Mrs. Marti has, invigorating “oxygen scavenging” extra also a relief to get the surgery. but these should be treated with caution as Helmut: “These methods provide quite possible consequences that can not be eliminated.” The choice of an appropriate treatment should consult a sleep specialist.
If the couple can not sleep
How sick Reto not notice much time they have pauses in breathing during the night. Therefore, it is often the partners in the state of the relevant careful excitement humming gripping or air. An online test can clarify if it is at least the risk of apnea. In this case, you should consult a doctor.