When Sleep Apnea Hides in Plain Sight
I write about obstructive sleep apnea in Los Angeles for a few reasons, including the fact that it is a pervasive problem, and the fact that as a sinus surgeon, I may be able to help. One of the things I continually marvel at is how many people still don’t seem to know about sleep apnea – both its diagnosis and its dangers.
This short piece from the Huffington Post aims to cut through some of the confusion surrounding sleeplessness generally, and frequent wakefulness in particular. Is snoring is a harmless vice to be parodied on sitcoms, or a sign of some perilous underlying health problem? There is only one way to know for sure:
First things first, if you wake up often, talk to your doctor about it. It could very well be due to a medical condition like sleep apnea, or potentially a medical issue causing excessive urinary frequency. If medical issues are not the cause, consider alternative approaches.
Sleep apnea is a wide-ranging and indiscriminate killer, one whose effects can color cognition, mood, heart heath and metabolic pathways. If you wake up frequently with a racing heart or feelings of breathlessness, contact a Los Angeles sinus surgeon today. I can walk you through some of the best surgical options to help you breathe better.