Benefits of treating sleep apnoea

What are the benefits of treating sleep apnoea? When left untreated, sleep apnoea can negatively affect your energy levels, productivity and mental well-being. It can also have long-term, adverse effects on your heart, metabolism and overall health. Sleep apnoea can affect anyone — fit or overweight, old or young, male or female. It can even affect children. A few of the common symptoms are:

  • Loud snoring
  • Lack of energy
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • A partner or family member notices that you stop breathing during sleep

Effective treatment of sleep apnoea has been shown to help alleviate these symptoms, which can lead directly to a healthier mental outlook and improved well-being. If you think you or someone you know might have sleep apnoea, it’s important that you talk to a doctor or health care professional. Be sure to let your doctor know if any of the following apply to you:

  • I’ve been told that I stop breathing during sleep.
  • My family tells me I snore.
  • I’m tired all day even after a full night’s sleep.
  • I have no energy.
  • I frequently wake up with a headache.
  • I nap anytime and anywhere I can.

If you think you may have sleep apnoea, talk to your doctor or find out how to set up a sleep apnoea test.

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