Diabetes Complications

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Sleep Apnea, also called sleep apnea, is a common breathing disorder that affects many people whilst they sleep, could be an early warning that diabetes development is underway.

Numerous medical studies have linked obstructive sleep apnea with greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

According to experts, side effects directly related to sleep apnea could influence the metabolism of people as they sleep.

The condition is surprisingly common, to the extent that sleep apnea has been termed: ‘the silent epidemic’.

Sleep apnea affects as many as one-tenth of middle-aged men, and manifests itself as an interruption of breathing during the hours of sleep.

The correlation between sleep and diabetes is well-prove, with interruptions to deep sleep a key part of diabetes risk.

Obesity makes both diabetes and sleep apnea more likely.

Why does sleep apnea damage the body and lead to greater risk of diabetes?

Sleep apnea is thought to be dangerous because it affects the concentration of oxygen within the bloodstream.

It also plays havoc with sleep patterns, and can lead to daytime fatigue in more serious cases.

The actual mechanism that causes sleep apnea to influence oxygen.

If I have sleep apnea, am I a diabetic?

Not necessarily, but having sleep apnea does mean an increased risk of developing diabetes

Is OSAS the same as sleep apnea?

OSAS stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.

What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea occurs when an obstruction gets in the way of air entering the lungs.

These short periods of stopping breathing are generally limited to a less than 10 seconds, and can occur often during the night.

Generally, the brain works the sleeping person up when apnea occurs, often with a snore or snort.

How serious is Sleep Apnea?

Experts advice all people with sleep apnea, however mild or severe, to seek a diabetes test. Sleep apnea can range from very mild to serious, and is measured by the number of apneas and hypoapneas per night.

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