We seem to be living in a world that increasingly needs to diagnose everything as a disease that needs expensive professional help, specialized equipment and possibly medication. It is good to get a check of your sleep apnea symptoms.
Yes, you may find this article a bit politically incorrect, but read on! Breathing difficulties and waking in the middle of the night can be the result of many different things - not just sleep apnea. Here are just two of them, with recommendations related to each one. First of all, obesity is a big (excuse point of fact) in sleep apnea. And yes, you may not want to know that you are overweight, fat, chubby and big - but I know that some of you who read this are exactly that.
Trying to avoid these facts and want to stay that way will not make your sleep apnea disappear. To make some of you disappear, now there is another approach! If you think it's impossible to lose weight, you're joking yourself or hanging out with wrong people - because it's absolutely possible. There are many who can help you do this, many organizations, dieticians, exercise, etc.
But again, you do not have to "overwrite" your situation. Start walking every day for about 40 minutes. You do not need to run, you do not have to subscribe to a gym, and you do not have to punish you in any way - you just have to start moving your body more. If you strive to go for 40 minutes each day you (hopefully) actually go 40 minutes for 4 days or more a week (it's rain, an unexpected meeting, etc.). It is also a known fact that sleep apnea is associated with depression, and that exercise helps relieve depression. In fact, training is thought by many experts to be the first strategy of depression.
Another place I recommend to lose weight is Weight Watchers (and no, I'm not paid to recommend this). My personal experience of this system is that it helps people manage training, portion size and subscribe to a well balanced diet (which includes lots of fruits and vegetables). The problem of "fed in" as a diet program is that you are left clueless about how that system works. And another common problem is too much alcohol.
You must empower yourself with the information and disciplines around a good healthy lifestyle. Losing weight will be the result of it. Having a body of the right weight will benefit you in many ways, in addition to sleeping better: you will have more energy, feel better, feel better, improve your self-esteem, look better, change the opinions of others and improve all areas of Your Health. There are documented cases of people who no longer show sleep apnea symptoms and do not sneak because they have lost a significant amount of weight.
Secondly, check if you have food allergies and / or food intolerance. Sleep apnea symptoms are very similar to the symptoms that manifest themselves with certain food allergies and food intolerances. There are over 50 food additives and dyes that affect sleep, oblique noses, difficulty breathing, restless sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, light and broken sleep, snoring, etc.
A food allergy is a different thing for food intolerance. You need to know the difference. Food intolerance is a bit more difficult to determine because the symptoms can often appear much later, even days after a certain object (artificial additive / food color etc) have been eaten. You may have an intolerance to perfumes as well as naturally occurring substances (such as salicylates and amines) in normal healthy cooking and fruit and dried fruits.
And to cover myself, if you have sleep apnea symptoms, you need to go and seek excellent professional advice because it affects your health in important and important ways. And you have to make it so urgent.