You can make Self Medical Prognosis of Your Sleep Apnea?
the symptoms that you get for any disorder will overlap with other symptoms
of other disorders. Hence it is difficult to find out the correct disorder
or problem for which you are getting a particular symptom.
To make matters worse, the symptoms of sleep apnea occur only during the
night. The person affected with sleep apnea might not know that he is
affected by that disorder until someone else doubts that and get it diagnosed.
some indicators that might show that you have sleep apnea. It is better
that everyone knows these symptoms so that you can find out if your partner
having sleep apnea.
loud the person affected by sleep apnea might snore louder when
they are asleep. This is due to the blockage in the air passage at the
back of the nose and the mouth. When the affected person sleeps on the
side it would disappear.
Breathing stops for about 10 to 20 seconds in these patients and
this might occur 100 to 400 times in a night depending on the seriousness
of the problem.
Insomnia they will have problems in sleeping. They would
be having a troubled sleep. They will not have deep sleep at all. Due
to this they might wake up early in the morning.
Hangovers in the morning due to sleeplessness would be there.
Sleeping in the day time at inappropriate time would happen. This
happens without their knowledge.
They would have a dry mouth since they breathe through their mouth.
Heart burn would be persistant in such persons. Due to this the
tissue at the throat would get damaged. This is one of the early symptoms
that we should look for.
Even without provocation they would get irritated.
Mood swings are common.
Weight gain is sudden and might lead to obesity
Capability to analyze would be poor.
Swelling of the legs would be there.
High blood pressure is seen.
Their personality changes
Urination at night would be frequent.
Testosterone is produced in less quantities than normal. Hence
their sexual libido is also reduced.
If you find
some of the symptoms in you then you have to consult your physician. Tests
will be conducted to find out what is wrong with you. The patient and
any one of the family member who is close to the patient (preferably your
partner) should accompany them to the doctor.
the following test would be done to confirm the symptoms.
Checking the levels of oxygen and carbondioxide during sleep and
A thyroid test