Stop Gap Sleep Apnea

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.

New study says students lacking sleep may be at greater risk for suicide

A new study out of Korea suggests that teenagerswho don't get enough sleep may have a higher chance of committing suicide than their peerswho sleep more. Researchers also say that those who sleepmore on the weekends could be at even greater risk.Kim Minji reports. Korea has a notorious reputation when it comesto the issue of people taking their own lives holding the highest suicide rate amongOECD nations. Usually domestic problems or depression arecited as top factors in suicide incidents,. but a new study suggests a lack of sleep canalso lead one to make a lifeending decision.

In a survey of some 4thousand teens. bythe Gachon University Gil Medical Center and Seoul National University . thosewho received less than seven hours of sleep scored 16point3 points on the Suicidal IdeationQuestionnaire,. much higher than the 12 scored by teens that slept over seven hours.Sleep is needed to maintain alertness, body functions and. emotional control. buta majority of Korean students are just not getting enough. quot;Sometimes I wanted to kill myself becauseI was so tired, because I couldn't sleep when I was at high school.quot;

Experts say it's not about how long one sleeps,.but the quality of sleep one gets. Moreover, the study also showed that if studentssleep for longer periods during weekends than on weekdays,. it also raises the chancesof suicide. Students that attempted to take their ownlives slept an additional 2 hours on average. quot;Lack of sleep not only creates emotionalproblems,. it is also related with the dangers of suicide.quot; Experts advise students to refrain from activitieslike using smartphones before going to bed,. and to cut sleeping hours during the weekend.Kim Minji, Arirang News.

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