Sleep Apnea

By: Anitta, Yannis, Samantha

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder when a person's sleep is interrupted from lack of oxygen.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Waking up with a very sore or dry throat.
  • Loud snoring.
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation.
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day.
  • Sleepiness during driving.
  • Morning headaches.
  • Restless sleep.
  • Forgetfulness, and mood changes.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

  • Obesity: The extra fat tissue could block the windpipe
  • Heart failure
  • Strokes
  • The shape of head and neck (bony structure) could cause a smaller airway size

What does sleep Apnea do to your body?

  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Worsening of ADHD
  • Lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood

How can I prevent sleep apnea?

  • Avoid foods high in sodium
  • Watch your diet (how much you eat daily)
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid taking on any pills or alcohol before bed
  • Avoid smoking

How much should I eat daily?

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