and Sleep Apnea: Brain Injuries Result From Apnea Leading to Impaired
Researchers have recently
discovered that sleep apnea patients may be facing serious brain
injuries as a result of their constantly disrupted sleep. Other
health problems, such as heart disease and stroke, have also been
linked to sleep apnea. Recent studies have shown that the brain
is also suffering as a result of sleep apnea. It is the lack of
oxygen going to the brain during the apnea episode that is causing
the most damage. The brain cells of people suffering from sleep
apnea are showing the same signs of reduction that is often found
with alcoholics and people who have Alzheimer’s disease.
In order to help prevent the loss of oxygen to the brain, sleep
apnea patients can wear specialized equipment during sleep that
will help maintain oxygen and blood flow. Doctors are also recommending
that sleep apnea sufferers take vitamin B1 which is helpful in putting
glucose into cells which can help them heal after suffering due
to the lack of oxygen. If you feel that you may be suffering from
sleep apnea, you need to talk to your physician as soon as possible.
Sleep apneas effects are experienced throughout the entire body
and can become increasingly dangerous if left untreated.