Sleep Apnea Anxiety Disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnea versus Central Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is when the airwaybecomes narrowed or obstructed and you're making the effort to breathe but we do notsee any flow in air movement coming from your nose or mouth. Where central sleep apnea occurswhere your brain forgets to tell your body to breathe. If we're looking at it from avery simplistic term and so we do not see the drive to breathe. So the first step isto come into the and be seen by one of our physicians in the sleep medicine .We'll go through a questionnaire and try to determine what risk factors we think you havefor sleep apnea such as obesity, snoring, daytime sleepiness and then if we think thatyou have a high risk for meeting those criteria

then we would set you up for a sleep studyeither in your home to do an overnight sleep study or in our laboratory, depending on yoursituation. The CPAP can be used to treat both conditions and, in some patients, that isenough. However, there are some patients that have more complex types of central sleep apneathat require more complicated types of machines to treat that condition. Obstructive sleepapnea actually has been linked to a lot of other problems such as high blood pressureand then, you know, difficulty functioning during the day. If it goes untreated for along period of time there's an increased risk of early heart problems and those types ofthings.

Sleep Apnea Dim Light May Lead to Depression

CLARK POWELL: After years of struggling with the symptomsof sleep apnea, Jack Chapman says using a CPAP machine has changed his life overnight. JACK CHAPMAN: A complete difference in how you feel all day you wake up refreshed. POWELL: While this machinemay have helped Jack with his physical symptoms, a new study is shedding light on the psychologicalsymptoms of sleep apnea. DR. MAGALANG: In patients with obstructive sleep apnea, there is a very highincidence of having depression.

POWELL: Ulysses Magalang is a sleep expert at the Ohio StateUniversity Wexner Medical Center. He says half of all patients with obstructive sleepapnea also have depression. And now, as subtle as it may seem, they may have found one ofthe reasons. DR. MAGALANG: Light at night, even low levels of light, may actively suppress the secretionof melatonin. POWELL: And in lab experiments with mice, that led to depression and anxiety.Rooms like this may seem fit for sleep, but

there are several problems. TV's can causesignificant sleep disruption, and even when they're off, lights from control boxes cancause problems. So can alarm clocks. Even though the experiments were done in mice,researchers say the evidence is compelling enough to prompt changes in humans. DR. MAGALANG: If youhave obstructive sleep apnea, it would be better if you can sleep in a darkened environmentand avoid even low levels of light. POWELL: Jack says his sleep apnea hasn't caused depression,but he appreciates the fact that researchers

are shedding new light on how important itmight be to sleep in the dark. At Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, this is Clark Powellreporting.

Nocturnal Panic AttacksTutorial 52

Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by, I just wanted to shoot this quick tutorial on a subject that you don't really hear alot about but is fairly prevalent and you may suffer from this yourself or no someone who does and that is Nocturnal Panic Attacks. Pretty much most people know about regular Panic Attacks but nocturnal panic attacks are of course something that happens while your sleeping. any typically during REM sleep. and it's a big problem for people, I'll just read a quick definition of what a Nocturnal Panic Attack is.

Have you ever been awoken from sleep for no apparent reasoné neither in response to a nightmare nor in response to any external events such as an alarm ringing or a bed partners sudden movementé Were you gripped by fear that you couldn't explainé was your chest tight, your heart racing, your breathing fast and eneven were you unable to return to sleep that nighté wrer you even afraid of going to sleep the next night due to the memory of that experienceé Well if you can relate to that you may have suffered a Nocturnal Panic Attack and it's a scary thing. The reason I'm shooting this tutorial is because I came across a website that goes in depth about Nocturnal Panic attackes and may be of some help to you.

or someone you know who is suffering from this. The name of the sight is Fixing Anxiety There should be a link below, but rather than going on about it go ahead and click the link below or just go to fixing anxiety Not only will you learn more about Nocturnal Panic Attacks but you'll also read some great information and some possible solutions. So go ahead and check it out, I'm glad that you stopped by!.

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