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9 silent signs of sleep apnoea you’re ignoring

Loud snoring isn’t the only symptom of sleep apnoea

9 silent signs of sleep apnoea you’re ignoring
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If you notice any of the following less obvious sleep apnoea symptoms, talk to your doctor.

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1. You’re sleepy all day
1. You’re sleepy all day
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If you’re tired 24/7, don’t just chalk it up to a busy life.

“A lot of people feel tired, but don’t know why and attribute it to lack of sleep, among other things,” says Boris Chernobilsky, MD, director of sleep and airway surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.

Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep apnoea symptoms, but men with sleep apnoea tend to report daytime sleepiness more often than women, says Dr. Chernobilsky.

Both obstructive sleep apnoea (muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the airway) and central sleep apnoea (the brain fails to signal your body to breathe) lead to disrupted sleep.

Patients wake up frequently throughout the night but they don’t always remember it. They just feel sleepy all day.

Few things are as coveted as good sleep: studies show that it adds years to your life and, over time, increases happiness as much as winning the lottery.



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