Information on Sleep Apnea, Part 2 lists more sleep apnea symptoms to help you know what is sleep apnea. Research links serious health issues with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you are experiencing any sleep apnea side effects, be sure to discuss these specific signs of sleep apnea with your doctor.
Go back to Information on Sleep Apnea, Part 1 if you haven't already read:
• What is sleep apnea?
• Do you have it?
⁃ Signs you may not realize are sleep apnea symptoms
• Grave health hazards:
⁃ If undiagnosed
⁃ If recommended treatment is not followed once diagnosed
More symptoms of sleep apnea you need to know about:
This partial sleep apnea side effects list (more extensive list/questionnaire is here) is not meant to frighten you; it's here to help you see that many sleep apnea signs can easily be misdiagnosed, or masqueraded as another health issue, or be the cause of your current health issues.
Taking immediate action is an important next step if you want to improve your health and prevent future debilitating illnesses. Be assured, if you do have OSA, effective sleep apnea cures are available.
Do you have any of these physical, psychological and/or medical signs?
• Are you overweight?
• Do you snore or have you been told you snore?
• Is your neck measurement 17 inches (43 cm) or more [men], 16 inches (41 cm) or more [women]
• Do you have any of these facial characteristics: narrow upper jaw, receding chin, overbite, large tongue, crowded or missing teeth?
• Do you have a soft palate or upper airway abnormalities, such as a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils or narrow airway?
• Are you middle aged (40+)?
• Are you a post menopausal woman?
Do you suffer from or are you being treated (taking meds, etc.) for any of these medical conditions:
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Heart Disease
• Reflux/GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, you are at risk for OSA. Contact your doctor immediately to discuss this and more information on sleep apnea, the side effects of sleep apnea you're experiencing and to arrange a formal, overnight sleep study.
Denial is deadly
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed after recognizing your sleep apnea symptoms, so you've put off calling your doctor, justifying it by thinking these symptoms must be wrong or you're too busy, can't believe it that serious, scared of finding out, etc. ... don't let denial win. You could be a walking time bomb for a stroke. Call your doctor today!
After making that important call, pat yourself on the back for taking action and enhancing your sleep apnea information knowledge.
Your reward ... a new lease on life awaits!
But while you're waiting for the appointment date with your doctor and/or sleep study to arrive, be sure to find out how painless and effective the proven sleep apnea solutions are.
And if your study confirms you have sleep apnea, this treatment information on sleep apnea will help you and your doctor decide on the best sleep apnea solution for your sleep apnea recovery.
Then you'll be just one step away from kicking up your heels in celebration of your new lease on life.
If you missed "what is sleep apnea?" and the dire health consequences of undiagnosed sleep apnea or non compliance, go to Part 1.