When you have sleep apnea, your breathing stops often over the course of the night. Because you’re not receiving sufficient oxygen, causing carbon dioxide levels to increase in the blood. This affects the nervous system as well as blood flow to the brain, and can lead to headaches, as well as memory issues and mood swings.
Sleep deficiencies are impairing your sex life. This is a difficult topic but one that demands our attention. Johnny Carson once said: “I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up until the day he killed himself.” All joking aside, dealing with impotence is no laughing matter. It’s an embarrassing, uncomfortable, frustrating position to be in. Physically, you may be fine. The plumbing, as they say, is working, but there is no desire. Your libido is all but non-existent.
- Sleep apnea takes toll on your body and your health, causing the following symptoms:
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Increased risk of cardiovascular problems (heart attack, hypertension, congestive heart failure)
- Increased risk of stroke
- Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents
- Weight gain from increased insulin resistance and glucose tolerance
- Decreased mentation
- Mood swings and irritability
- Morning headaches
- Decreased life expectancy if untreated