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Cancer More Common in Females with Severe Sleep Apnea


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It is surprising that around the world, sleep apnea is fairly common, and more adult women have been diagnosed with cancer who exhibit mild to severe symptoms of this disorder. If you are suffering from the symptoms, don’t hesitate to begin treatment. Preventing or findings solution for this disorder will give you a better night’s rest and may prevent cancer and other diseases.

Cancer More Common in Females with Severe Sleep Apnea

Apnea affects both men and women and can become very serious if it is not corrected. Research has found these results:

• It affects the general health causing severe complications such as heart attacks and strokes.
• Lack of sleep can lead to depression.
• Drowsiness can lead to falling asleep while driving causing accidents.
• Has recently been linked to cancer

What is Sleep Apnea?

This is a serious disorder that interrupts sleep repeatedly during the night. Breathing actually stops and starts during the night because the airway is blocked. This is obstructive or OSA, which is most common, and CSA is another type of sleeping problem, which involved mis-signaling in the brain. Either type can occur in people of any age but is most commonly found in menopausal and postmenopausal women. Recent studies have linked the risk of cancer to these women.

Apnea may be difficult to diagnose, but symptoms include very loud snoring, a restless sleep, and fatigue during the day are common signs. If you are awakened several times check to see if apnea may be the cause. Signs may include feeling like you are choking, gasping and being startled awake. If you stop breathing for even a few seconds, you will likely be startled awake when the airway opens again. Many people will then have a difficult time getting back to sleep, and the latest studies show that not getting enough sleep regularly is a risk factor for cancer. Since this disorder is especially prevalent in women, it is important to make sure you are getting a good night’s sleep.

Treat Sleep Apnea and Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Adults need seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night. As you sleep, your body slows down and performs vital functions such as detoxing. If these things don’t occur, toxins build-up, and colds and other diseases may occur. If you have cancer or want to prevent cancer, your body needs adequate uninterrupted sleep.

Here are several tips to get reduce the symptoms, and get a better night’s sleep.

• Reduce all types of stress. Encourage peace and calm.
• Eliminate alcohol from your diet.
• Stop smoking.
• If you are overweight, lose weight.
• Sleep on your side for better airflow. You can use pillows for support.
• Turn off all technology at least an hour before bedtime.

Your doctor and the medical community will have more extensive treatments to monitor your sleep patterns if you have any symptoms. If you are struggling with this disorder, know that you are not alone. There is help available. If the above suggestions don’t help you find a deeper sleep, consult your family physician

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