“Sleep apnea” disease can cause high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, paralysis or sudden night death.
Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Neslihan Taş said that sleep apnea can cause sudden death.
Medicana Sivas Hospital Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Neslihan Taş stated that sleep is of great importance for a healthy life and said, “Sleep, which constitutes one third of the average human life, is of great importance for a healthy life. While poor quality sleep causes complaints such as being constantly asleep during the day, lack of concentration; high blood pressure, heart failure. It can also cause sleep apnea, which can cause rhythm disorders, paralysis or sudden death at night.
“CAN REPEAT MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT”
Stating that sleep apnea can be repeated many times throughout the night, Taş said, “Sleep apnea is one of the most important diseases caused by snoring and can be expressed as cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea, which means that breathing stops and becomes superficial during sleep, can recur many times throughout the night. During sleep apnea, There is relaxation in the muscles that keep the upper respiratory tract open. Being unable to breathe for at least 10 seconds as a result of the tongue root or soft palate or overgrown tonsils blocking the airway is called sleep apnea. Although breathing effort continues during sleep apnea, this effort increases after a while “It stimulates the brain and opens the airway. The person who snores until his breathing stops, continues to breathe and snore again with a loud grunt.”
“THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOM IS STOPPING BREATHING IN SLEEP”
Pointing out that the most important symptom of sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep, Taş said, “Snoring occurs 3-4 times more in a person with sleep apnea syndrome, very rudely and loudly. In addition to snoring, shortness of breath, frequent sighing, fluttering with hand and arm movements. trying to wake up, frequent and long-term respiratory pauses, waking up tired in the morning are also seen in people with sleep apnea syndrome.Although it is not the exact cause of sleep apnea, hypertension is seen in 30-50 percent of patients with sleep apnea syndrome.The most important symptom of sleep apnea is cessation of breathing during sleep. Other sleep apnea symptoms can be listed as follows: restlessness during sleep, snoring, frequent urination, sweating, dry mouth, reflux, and witnessed respiratory arrest.In addition, headache, forgetfulness, concentration disorder, depression, inability to wake up fresh in the morning and excessive sleepiness. and fatigue are among the daytime symptoms of sleep apnea.
“CAN CAUSE TRAFFIC AND OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS”
Stating that sleep apnea can also cause traffic and work accidents, Taş said, “Sudden death, stroke, heart attack and heart failure in sleep, difficulty in losing weight if the patient is obese, respiratory failure, sexual reluctance and impotence in lung patients, uncontrolled diabetes are examples of these negativities. can be displayed as In addition, sleep apnea can cause traffic and work accidents, as it will cause constant fatigue and lack of concentration during the day.
“THE WEIGHT CAN BE REDUCED BY 50 PERCENT”
Stating that sleep apnea can be reduced by 50 percent by losing weight, Taş said, “Sleep apnea can be reduced by 50 percent by losing weight. Also, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills, quitting smoking, and not sleeping on your back also reduce discomfort. If obesity is the first thing to be done in the treatment of sleep apnea, this situation should be overcome. If there are significant anatomical stenosis in the upper respiratory tract, the patient should be evaluated for surgical intervention by an otolaryngologist.