Obstructive sleep apnea has long been associated with a litany of health risks, from stroke to weight gain. One of the most widely reported symptoms among sufferers is depression: when sleep is constantly interrupted and rarely satisfying, one’s daily mood and resilience can take a massive hit.
This recent article underlines the gravity of the issue:
A new study found that in more than 7 out of 10 cases, the person also has to deal with symptoms of depression, such as hopelessness, feelings of failure, even thoughts of suicide — something researchers didn’t expect to find.
Because sleep is so essential to everything we do, dealing with sleepless nights for months or years at a time can decimate any sense of hope or perspective.
The good news is that sleep apnea can be treated with a number of interventions. At the Los Angeles Sinus Institute, we offer a menu of surgical options based upon each individual patient’s history and presentation. If you’re struggling with sleep apnea-related depression and searching for a permanent fix, contact my offices today.