5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested For Sleep Apnea Today

woman unable to sleep

Sleep Apnea has kind of been a hot topic for the last couple years.  As research progresses we see more and more reasons why Sleep Apnea needs to be treated.  We also see more and more methods of accomplishing this.  There’s the CPAP, Positional Sleep Therapy, Surgery, and even Oral Devices all meant to help people with Sleep Apnea get the sleep they need.

Of course, before you get it cured a diagnosis is needed.  A lot of people find it hard to get up and get tested.  These same people just look at snoring as some noise in the night and not as a symptom of a much larger problem.  If you need some reasons why you should get your sleep apnea treated then here’s just a few that might scare you into a diagnosis…

1: There’ a ton of snoring involved

Nobody wants to hear a constant “hrrrrrunnghghghh” during the night.  Besides the constant annoyance and unrelenting noise that just WONT let up, there’s tons of health risks beside Sleep Apnea.  From Arrhythmias to Stoke, there’s just so many diseases that snoring is an obvious indicator of.

2: You’ll never feel rested if you let it go on

If you’ve been falling asleep in class or at work lately, then you might want to look at how you can get more Z’s.  Drowsiness isn’t something you’ll necessarily want going on in your life.  In fact, Sleep Apnea cause drowsiness caused two separate train wrecks earlier this month by New York City.

3: Others will find you irritable

It’s no secret that when you don’t get sleep you’re not going to be in the best of moods.  But not  getting enough sleep is no excuse to be irritable.  It’s not that difficult to go to bed an hour earlier or go to a doctor.  Make sure you’re getting those recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night!

4: Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by “difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.”  Something that seems to be an obvious symptom of Sleep Apnea.  I mean, it’s common sense that the better your breathing is during sleep the better the sleep will be.  However, even though Sleep Apnea patients often need more sleep, they can often find it hard to fall asleep in the first place.

5: Constant throbbing headaches

For those of us who’ve had a migraine, it’s pretty obvious there’s a clear difference between that and a regular headache.  Unfortunately, those with Sleep Apnea can be prone to both.  Just another reason that those who aren’t getting enough sleep can be so irritable.

Sleep Apnea is nobody’s best friend.  Get it treated before it causes too much damage.  Treatments get better by the day and success rates are nearly perfect.