Matilda – Sleep Apnea

To know what sleep apnea is and what the signs are is very important because anyone can get it. It is important to know the symptoms and affects incase someone you know has it and you don’t know what to do.  I picked this issue because I feel like this is a very interesting topic and also I know some people who have had some of the effects. My cousin and his girlfriend are both nurses and his girlfriend once had a pacient with sleep apnea, when she told me about it I was very interested in the topic. Also, my friend once had a an affect of sleep apnea, which was really scary for her. Sleep apnea affects teenagers (and other ages) by, while they sleep, obstructing their breathing and making them take shallow breaths or pauses in breathing.


I learned that Sleep apnea can cause load snoring, abrut awakening, sore thrat and dry mouth after waking, morning headaches, insomnia (trouble staying asleep), and lastly, attention problems. I also learned that sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood preasure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes and can increase the risk and worsen heart failure, it can also make arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats more likely. Lastly, it can increase the chances of driving and work-related accidents. In conclusion, this issue is important for you to know about because anyone can have sleep apnea and it is important to know what are some signs of it and what to do if you think youhave it. To help solve this problem, you can Make sure you are healthy and keep your weight at a normal rate. See if any of Your family had it in the past. Also, you can get sleep apnea when you are older, if you smoke, or use alcohol or sedatives to much. I used to think that sleep apnea only happened once or twice and then went away and that it was not a very important, but now I know that it is a condition and it is not something to not care about and that you should always be careful if you have symptoms.