THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OSA

. Posted in A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

If you or someone you know suffers from CAID, snores regularly, and has one or more of the following symptoms, it may be OSA. Symptoms will get worse with age and weight gain:

Memory loss Migraine headaches Morning headache Poor judgment or concentration Prostate problems Restless sleep Sexual dysfunction Uncontrolled diabetes

■ Chronic snoring, interrupted by pauses in breathing

■ Depression

■ Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day

* Frequent nighttime urination

■ Gasping or choking during sleep

■ High blood pressure

■ Irritability

Sinus Tips:
There are various forms of surgery to treat sleep apnea. Of the treatments that have been mentioned for snoring, the Pillar procedure can also improve mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Like snoring, OSA is linked to increased weight gain, and there are several medications that can help bring your weight, and therefore your sleep apnea, under control. The medical
CPAP If you are diagnosed with OSA, the most common treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP machine is no more than a generator connecting a hos
If your doctor believes that you have sleep apnea, he or she will suggest that you participate in an overnight sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram. The polysomnogram is the
Luckily, sleep apnea is both easily identified and effectively treated. The most important first step is to keep a sleep diary for 2 weeks. The sleep diary will help your doctor de
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may also be connected to sleep apnea. In an important study by the American College of Gastroenterology, it was found that patients with slee
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.