With so many serious health risks to consider, it’s easy to discount the social and personal consequences of untreated sleep apnea. But sleep apnea doesn’t just mess up your body — it messes up your entire life. That’s why respiratory supplies are so important.
Many sleep apnea patients experience several apneas (lapses in breathing) every night, even if they don’t remember them in the morning. And, as you might expect, interruptions in sleep can leave sleep apnea patients exhausted during the daytime, affecting both mood and level and productivity. It could cost you a promotion, or even a relationship.
How? The irritability, apathy, and lethargy associated with sleep apnea are socially isolating and can wreak havoc on personal relationships. These changes in mood are medical symptoms, but friends and loved ones do not always appreciate them as such. Worse, the daytime drowsiness caused by sleep apnea and other disorders is a leading contributor to car accidents and fatalities.
To avoid these detrimental effects, doctors recommend respiratory supplies like CPAP machines and masks to keep the airway open, thus preventing apneas and allowing for a good night’s sleep.