Sleep apnea is a very common disorder. In a study it is shown that 53% of men and 26% of women affected by sleep apnea. The origin of Apnea word is Greek which means “Want to Breathe”.
Types of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is the disability to breathe properly. This is limitations of breathe during sleep which has very serious consequences. Central apnea is a disability to pull air in properly, whereas Obstructive sleep apnea is a frequent collapse of the airway during sleep. Hindering of breathing for periods, which can be last for several seconds. Mixed apnea is a combination of central apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.
What causes Snoring
Snoring is related to Sleep apnea which is caused due the limitations in airway arise from nasal passageway or throat. It is the vibration as the air face difficulty to pass through your soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and muscles in the back of the throat which causes Snoring.
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Sleep Apnea can cause the memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease
In a study it is found that people who are suffering from sleep apnea were found with mild cognitive impairment instead of those who are not suffering with sleep apnea.
In an average it is found that the people who are untreated with obstructive sleep apnea started experiencing cognitive impairment at the age of 77 in comparison with 90 among those have not breathing problem.
Those people who used CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) machine to point out their sleep disorders suddenly they started denying doing this in comparison of those who had not sleep apnea.
Beginning of Alzheimer’s disease is also faster among those people who are untreated with sleep. In an average, it is diagnosed 5 years earlier than those who don’t have sleep apnea.
Decrease in oxygen levels is not the only reason sleep apnea may accelerate cognitive decline. Deprivation of sleep also promotes Alzheimer’s by preventing detoxification. In a nutshell, the waste removal system of brain, which is known as the Glymphatic System, performs during deep sleep.
The Glymphatic system allows your brain to flush out toxins, which includes harmful proteins termed as amyloid-beta, the buildup of harmful proteins has been linked to Alzheimer’s. Without sufficient sleep, harmful waste begins to gather in your brain.