Can Sleep Apnea Cause Anxiety Attacks

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.

How Anxiety Messes With Your Sleep

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the nightand wonder if you don't have a similarly sleepless friend that might be up for a gameof Boggleé I know I do. Hey guys, a sort of tired Amy here with youon DNews today. If you've ever woken up in the middle ofthe night and been unable to fall back asleep because your mind is racing with all the thingsyou've got on your to do list you're certainly not alone. The middle of the night sleeplesspanic cycle is one some of us know all too well, but why do we wake up in the first placeand suddenly go into panic modeé Panic attacks aren't simply moments of anxiety,thinking about that deadline that's coming

up a little faster than you'd like. Feelingshaky, short of breath, or dizzy can be a sign that you're having a panic attack.But there are also physiological effects to panic attacks, including an increased heartrate and vascular reactions that can lead to a tingly sensation. Panic attacks can come on completely withoutwarning. You can be watching TV and be hit with an array of symptoms including increasedheart rate, shortness of breath, and an acute fear of dying completely without warning. Our subconscious mind is a big part of theproblem. After experiencing something traumatic

that led you to panic, your subconscious mindcan mimic that pattern and send you into panic mode once you're removed from the situation.And because panic attacks can be brought on at the subconscious level, you don't haveto be awake to experience one. Panic attacks can hit when you're asleep,sometimes sparked by dreams or nightmares that call back to the same subconscious patternsthat bring panic attacks on for no reason while you're watching TV. The psychologicaland physiological reactions rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, dizziness, andsweating can combine to wake you up and persist for minutes. This can start a cycleof insomnia: you worry about what will happen

if you lose sleep, but can't sleep, so youworry more. Being isolated in a dark, quiet room (i.e. your bedroom at night) doesn'thelp alleviate the sudden stress of waking up in a panic. Dealing with panic attacks isn't easy, butthere are some tips and tricks to breaking the midnight insomnia cycle. Experts say thatgetting out of bed, out of your bedroom, and doing something to dispel negative thoughtsuntil you're really tired enough to fall asleep is best. Do you guys have any tricks for dealing withthose late night bouts of sleeplessnessé

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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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