By Chass Armstrong
1) Lack of concentration or lack of energy during the day. Feeling foggy during the day? That shouldn’t be common. Though it is common to experience fatigue while under greater stress, the feeling of fogginess, lethargy and an inability to concentrate shouldn’t be an everyday or common occurrence and could be a sign of sleep apnea.
2) Trouble with weight management. Though weight loss issues can stem from a whole myriad of reasons, if diet and exercise are implemented and there is no significant change in weight, a sleeping disorder may be to blame. When your body is not getting a full night’s rest, the hormones which affect satiety are altered. This leaves the body hungrier therefore making it harder to control proper equilibrium in the body
3) High Blood Pressure. If your blood pressure is high, you may not be getting enough sleep. Your heart is working overtime since you are in a constant state of fatigue. Sleep Apnea and hypertension are often linked, and after proper diagnosis, CPAP therapy is shown to help reduce blood pressure.
4) Sex Drive. A lack of sleep can affect your sex drive. In men, less sleep can lead to lower testosterone, which can of course lead to a lower sex drive. Better sleep improves testosterone, as well as your body’s natural HGH levels keeping you better energized and well maintained in all aspects of your life.
5) The Snoring. If you snore loudly and constantly, it probably is not doing wonders for your partners sleep. For your health sake and for their sleep’s sake, it may be worth getting a sleep test to see if OSA is plaguing you.
At Aeroflow, we offer a free sleep survey as well as take home sleep tests which can determine if you have Sleep Apnea. We are more than happy to help you with any questions that you have. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We want you to take back your nights, so that you can have clearer, more productive days!