Is There A Relationship Between Fatigue And Snoring?

Fatigue, Weakness and Sleep Problems

Fatigue, Weakness and Sleep Problems

Snoring and fatigue are actually a part of sleep apnea and when the following symptoms are found; The so-called "obstructive sleep apnea syndrome", which is associated with airway obstruction, threatens cardiovascular health:

  • Snoring
  • Drowning or waking breath
  • Insomnia and lack of energy throughout the day
  • Feeling insomnia while driving
  • Morning headache
  • Forgetfulness
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Restless sleep
  • Repeated waking or sleepless sleep

Source link >> Snoring, tiredness are signs of dangerous sleep apnea

According to a new study published in the Journal of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, approximately 12 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea and many patients have not yet been diagnosed. In a study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 10,701 people participating in sleep studies followed up more than 5 years of sudden cardiac death in 142 patients. In fact, according to the results of the study, something that can be simply vocalized "If there is snoring; airway obstruction has started". Snoring should not be considered a normal condition (occasional snoring is usually not very serious and is often thought to be a nuisance for your bed partner). According to studies, people with snoring problems have a higher risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Indeed, snoring is not simply a condition that can cause fatigue. Snoring is actually one of the signs of airway obstruction. In patients with sleep apnea, the muscles that open the airways during sleep tend to be present in a slightly contracted state. In fact, this is a defense mechanism that emerges from successive vicious cycles in the form of airway closure and stress hormones secreted after relaxation in deep sleep. In this way, an increase in the upper airway muscle tone as well as a tendency to wake up at any time also causes adverse health effects (light sleep).

Stress hormones secreted during sleep and occlusion after sleep cause an increase in cholesterol level, decreased insulin sensitivity, high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and accelerate the aging process of the cardiovascular system.

If your blood pressure does not reach normal levels with hypertension medications, have a sleep study!

Sleep apnea may not be recognized in patients with the following health problems:

  • Presence of hypertension that cannot reach normal levels despite treatment
  • Inability to lose weight despite adequate diet
  • Presence of diabetes and failure to control sugar levels
  • Although blood sugar, iron, iron binding, vitamin and thyroid hormone levels are normal, there is a constant feeling of fatigue.
  • Incontinence in children
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Forgetfulness and reduced perception during the day
  • Treatment-resistant reflux

The above health problems may occur due to recurrent blood oxygen levels in sleep, secretion of stress hormone, and intermittent contractions of the abdominal muscles.

Since sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disorders are now scientifically proven to be associated with occupational accidents and traffic accidents, it is thought that the treatment of these health problems can prevent many financially damaged work and traffic accidents. In addition, sleep apnea and snoring are a health problem that needs to be treated early because of early deterioration of cardiovascular health and early hypertension treatment and cardiologic examinations. Link to source topic >> Apnea and Accident Rate

Weight gain increases snoring!

Snoring increases in all cases that increase airway stenosis and cause tissue relaxation. Conditions that can cause snoring include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Muscle relaxation (may occur due to antidepressant, muscle relaxant and other psychiatric drugs or due to neurological diseases, hypothyroidism)
  • Short neck and excess jaw fat
  • Tonsil, size of nasal flesh, soft palate sagging and small tongue elongation
  • Aging (according to publications, tissue laxity increases during the aging process and closure of the airway during sleep becomes easier)
  • Fatigue (may cause hroring to occur more easily as it causes a decrease in muscle tone)
  • Alcohol and smoking

Causes of fatigue and weakness

The causes of fatigue and fatigue during the day can be grouped under three main headings:

Factors related to lifestyle:

• Alcohol use
• Caffeine use
• Excessive physical activity
• Inactivity
• Lack of sleep
• Medicines (antihistamines, cough medicines and cold medicines ...)
• Unhealthy eating habits

Psychological conditions:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Bereavement
• Stress

Medical conditions:

• Acute liver failure
• Anemia
• Cancer
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Chronic kidney disease
• Emphysema
• Heart disease
• Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
• Hypothyroidism (thyroid)
• Medications (prescription pain medications, heart medications, blood pressure medications, and some antidepressants)
• Obesity
• Restless leg syndrome
• Sleep apnea
• Type 1 diabetes
• Type 2 diabetes

Source link >> Fatigue Causes - Mayo Clinic

Similar links >> Treatment Success in Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome! / How is Sleep Apnea Revealed When Lying On The Back in Deep Sleep? / Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea / Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Snoring

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