What Is Sleep Apnea
Hey there sleepy heads, Julia here for Dnews. According to the National Sleep Foundationsnoring affects 90 million Americans. So you're probably not the only one sleeping on thecouch tonight. When you sleep most of your muscles relax.Including those in your mouth, throat and airways. If these become too relaxed, theycan get in the way of your breathing. As you try to suck more air through the narrowedairways, these muscles can vibrate, making sounds like an airplane or lawnmower. Although it might be annoying to your sleepingbuddy, snoring seems mostly harmless. Yet
several studies linked the night time maladyto some pretty nasty healthy effects. One study published in the journal Laryngoscope,found that snoring might lead to a thickening of the arteries in the heart. Snoring canalso lead to headaches and even decline in memory. Not to mention if you wake up yourpartner, snoring could get you into some relationship trouble. But is your snoring so bad you wake yourselfupé You might suffer from sleep apnea. Half of those 90 million I mentioned earlier mightbe suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Apnea means literally â€œwithout breathâ€�.Like the name suggests, this type of sleep
disorder can cause the airways to completelyclose. Sufferers actually stop breathing when they sleep! This lack of oxygen wakes peopleup with a snort or gasp. While waking up a bunch of times in the middleof the night leaves you tired the day, Sleep Apnea can also lead to a host of other problems. One large study was published in the journalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study found that patientswith severe apnea have a 30% higher risk of developing diabetes than those with almostno apnea. And patients with mild or moderate apnea had a 23% increased risk of developingdiabetes.
Another study published in the journal Journalof al Sleep Medicine surveyed a group of patients for 20 years! The researchersfound that, even after controlling for smoking and other lifestyle factors, people with moderateto severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more likely to die, nearly four timesmore likely to have a stroke, three times more likely to die from cancer, and 2.5 timesmore likely to develop cancer. Lack of oxygen to the brain is never a goodthing. One study published in the journal Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, foundthat the immediate effects of sleep apnea on the brain were similar to the effects ofa stroke!
Okay okay, have I scared you enoughé Sorryabout that. So currently one of the best treatments for sleep apnea remains the cumbersome CPAPmachine. CPAP stands for quot;continuous positive airway pressurequot;. Basically, if you can'tguess from that name, the machine creates pressure on your airways so those soft tissuesdon't get in the way of your breathing. The exact pressure depends on the patientand decided by a physician. But you breathe easier and pretty much stop snoring. While the whole getup includes a face mask,that goes into your nose and over your head, it definitely helps. Some studies publishedin the journal Sleep found that using a CPAP
machine improves blood pressure and even restoresbrain tissue after a year of use! So while it might be awkward, it could actually addyears to your life. So wanna found out if your snoring is dangerousor just dang annoyingé Well there's an app for that, designed by researchers at the Universityof Washington. ApneaApp uses sound waves to monitor breathing. The app acts kind of likea bat, emitting sonar to track breathing patterns. According to its makers, the app can detectsleep apnea as well as tests 98% of the time. The app is only designed foruse on android phones. Sorry hipsters, you'll just have to wait.
Coughing for a Month Is your Cough is not improving Health Benefits 2016
Welcome to My Channel coughing for a month Is your Cough is not improvingé Are you fed up with your stubborn coughé Thereare many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people andtheir s alike. 1 Irritated Airways After a Cold or Flu Themost common cause of chronic cough is predictable. It's the aftermath of a cold or other viralinfection, Most cold symptoms may go away after a few days. Your cough, though, canhang around for weeks,sometimes for months,
because viruses can cause your airways tobecome swollen and oversensitive. This can last long after the virus is gone. 2 Underlying Health ProblemsAllergies and asthma are common causes of a cough. A cold can even cause an asthma attack.Some people learn they have asthma during a cold.Fortunately, these conditions are treatable.See your for diagnosis and treatment if you have symptoms of acid reflux, including: 1Burping2Heartburn 3Ongoing cough4Regurgitation
Also see your if you have symptomscoughing for a month of obstructive sleep apnea, such as:1Insomnia 2Loud snoring3Nighttime choking or gasping 4Repeated awakenings5Sleepiness during the day 3 StressStress, especially when it's chronic, can make colds last longer. To beat back a lingeringcough, slow down and ease stress while you're sick. Pushing yourself too hard might justmake you sicker. One way to relax is to rest more: Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.
4 Not Drinking Enough FluidsWhen you have a cold or the flu, coughing for a month you need to drink a lot of fluids.Water, juice, and soup can help loosen mucus in your airways so you can cough it up andout. Alcohol and drinks with caffeine in them arenot helpful choices because they can dehydrate you the opposite of what you need whenyou're sick. Another way to add moisture to your airways is by using a saline nasal spray. Thanks for Watching This Tutorial Please Subscribe for More Tutorials
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