Obstructive sleep apnea (#OSA) is a serious medical condition. Complications may include:
Due to the lack of restorative sleep at night, people with obstructive sleep apnea often experience severe daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability. People with OSA may have difficulty concentrating and may fall asleep while working, watching TV or even driving. Children and young adults with obstructive sleep apnea may do poorly in school and often have attention or behavior problems.
The sudden drop in blood oxygen levels that occurs during OSA can increase blood pressure and strain the cardiovascular system. Many people with OSA develop high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
Some studies have found an association between obstructive sleep apnea and certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma. Eye complications can usually be treated.
Loud snoring can prevent the person next to you from getting a good night's rest and can eventually damage your relationship. Some partners may choose to sleep in another room.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may also complain of memory problems, morning headaches, mood swings or depression, and frequent nighttime urination.
Consistent use of CPAP
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a machine that uses mild air pressure to keep breathing airways open while you sleep. It is recognized as one of the most effective means of treating OSA.
People with OSA are prone to depression, anxiety and become unable to control their stress, all of which may be related to the inability to properly understand the disease and engage in self-acceptance.
Without self-acceptance, your mental health is likely to suffer. The more you accept yourself, the more you can embrace the positive or negative parts of yourself, the more you will be able to accept and enjoy happiness. Understand OSA, stay positive and cope, stop being afraid of them, start treating them, and accept yourself.
2. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/greater-self-acceptance-improves-emotional-well-201605169546, HARVARD HEALTH BLOG, Greater self-acceptance improves emotional well-being
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