Fatigue – A Leading Indicator of Sleep Apnea

    A successful night can lead to a successful day. If you aren’t waking up feeling rejuvenated, you might not be getting the necessary sleep at night. Fatigue can refer to mental or physical tiredness, or both. Feeling tired throughout the day is inconvenient and can affect your life in many aspects. There are numerous reasons why someone might be feeling tired throughout the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of fatigue. 
If you are struggling with fatigue during the day, this might be a sign of restless sleep at night. When you have sleep apnea, you wake up throughout the night (even though you may not be aware of it), every time you stop breathing. Although you may have slept a full night, you are feeling exhausted throughout the day. 
    If you suffer from fatigue, then you know how difficult it can be to live with. It makes it harder to concentrate on work and be productive. As I mentioned before, your memory can be compromised, affecting your ability to work. It also takes a toll on your personal life. When you should be enjoying your time with family and friends, you may feel an overwhelming sense of tiredness. Lack of proper sleep can also result in depression and irritability.

    If you think that your fatigue could be the result of sleep apnea, then you might want to look at the other signs of sleep apnea. Some of the more obvious signs may include waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, loud snoring, or even headaches. You can even sometimes wake up choking, snorting, or gasping. 
There are a lot of things you can do to treat your sleep apnea, and ultimately eliminate your fatigue. If you are overweight, losing those extra pounds takes pressure off of your airways when you’re sleeping. You should also quit smoking, if you do so. A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most essential treatment for sleep apnea. This device delivers a stream of air into your airways through your mouth and nose keeping those passages open when you are asleep.

    Fatigue is uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. It’s important to decipher why you have fatigue so you can figure out the best treatment for your problem.  Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of fatigue and should be taken into consideration. If you want to have successful days, first understand how to have a successful night.