Saturday 12 October 2019

Treat Sleep Apnea Before It Kills Someone

Sleep Apnea is a very serious sleeping disorder where breathing gets repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Daytime sleepiness is a very serious issue which occurs due to repeated sleep disruptions, the person will not be completely awake but will be partially awake.

Daytime sleepiness due to sleep apnea increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents, it can also affect your productivity during work. You cannot concentrate on anything which will make you prone to many problems.

In some cases, it can take the lives of so many people. Major disasters like Air Crash Mangalore, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Chernobyl Disaster were all due to excess sleepiness of the workers. It was reported that the pilot was snoring before the Air India Crash.  The workers were drowsy and that lead to the death of more than 15000 people in Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster also led to the death of thousands of lives. In all these incidents the root cause was daytime sleepiness. So treat Sleep Apnea before it kills anyone.

Types Of Sleep Apnea: 


  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: It occurs when the throat muscles relax.
  • Central Sleep Apnea: It occurs when your brain stays backs from sending signals to muscles that control breathing.
  • Hypopnea: Occurs when someone has both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

Factors Increasing The Risk Of Sleep Apnea: 


Fat deposits can bring obstruction in breathing. Maintain a healthy weight for a healthy life.

Family history

If the members in your family have sleep apnea you are more likely to gain it.
Drinking alcohol and usage of sedatives

These activities will relax your throat muscles and cause obstructive sleep apnea.

Nasal polyps

This condition can obstruct the passage of air through the nose and cause sleep apnea.

At THE HEALTHY SLEEP KANNUR, our expert specialist strives to provide you with the perfect treatment for all your sleep breathing problems.
Blog Reviewed By : Dr Krishnan A Subramanian
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