18 Mar Sleep Apnoea Causes Other Health Problems
Sleep Apnoea is a serious medical condition, but it can also snowball into a plethora of other health problems, some of which can be fatal if the cause isn’t addressed in time.
Sleep Apnoea occurs when your breathing is interrupted during your sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnoea sufferers repeatedly stop breathing during sleep, which means that your brain is not getting enough oxygen. This can have devastating effects on your day-to-day living and interrupt your performance in everyday activities such as your professional work, school work, driving, and so forth.
Sleep Apnoea also leads to a number of other serious health issues that can affect your quality of life, or even your life span. It’s not uncommon for sleep apnoea sufferers to experience:
- high blood pressure
- heart attacks
- heart arrhythmias
- or even sudden death
It’s important to diagnose sleep apnoea, and prevent it from snowballing into other health issues that can be potentially fatal. Dr Mark Levi of the Sleep & Snore Centre will often recommend that you undertake an at home sleep study to diagnose the extent of your sleep apnoea, and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle and condition.
It’s important to get your sleep apnoea under control, and not just so your partner gets a good night’s rest. It’s important for your own health that you get your sleep apnoea diagnosed so it doesn’t escalate into other health issues that will affect your quality of life. If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, contact our experienced sleep professional Dr Levi on 1800 802 500.