What is apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by the symptoms of pausing or weakening of breathing during sleep. The duration of each pause can range from a few seconds to a few minutes, and it happens several times throughout the night. Under normal circumstances, this symptom produces noisy snoring sounds. When breathing again, sometimes suffocation or nasal sounds appear. When this symptom disrupts normal sleep, it can cause sleepiness or fatigue during the day. For children, there will be problems with school conditions or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sleep apnea has seriously endangered human sleep and health. For sleep apnea, we must draw enough attention and test it to protect our health. Wearing a smart watch is a more convenient way to monitor. HUAWEI watch3 and Apple watch are currently better products.
There are currently three types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central neuropathy central sleep apnea (CSA), and compound sleep apnea that combines two symptoms, of which obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. Common symptoms. Factors that cause obstructive sleep apnea include overweight, family history, allergies, small breathing tubes, and enlarged tonsils. In obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is stopped due to airflow obstruction; while in sleep apnea in central neuropathy, breathing stops due to lack of breathing power. Sometimes patients do not realize that they have sleep apnea, and there are many cases that family members begin to learn about. Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed through sleep observation throughout the night. To be judged as sleep apnea, more than five symptoms must occur within an hour to be established.
Sleep apnea treatment
The treatment of sleep apnea includes lifestyle changes, lozenges, breathing aids, and surgery. Lifestyle changes include staying away from alcohol, weight loss, sleeping sideways, and smoking cessation. The respiratory assist device includes a continuous positive pressure respirator adjusted by a physician and a sleep technician (respiratory therapist, etc.). Untreated sleep apnea will increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, arrhythmia, obesity, and the risk of car accidents.
The treatment of sleep apnea can be avoided. But the prerequisite is to do monitoring and prevention. Medical equipment cannot prevent sleep apnea very well. With the application of sleep apnea monitoring function in smart watches, people are increasingly inclined to use smart watches to monitor sleep breathing, which is more convenient and faster.
Adults have 1% to 6%, and children have a 2% chance of developing obstructive sleep apnea. Men are twice as likely as women. Although obstructive sleep apnea may occur at any age, it usually occurs at 55 years of age. By the age of 60, only less than 1% of people will suffer from highly concentrated sleep apnea. One of the highly concentrated sleep apneas has been described as the curse of Ondine in German mythology. This curse makes sleepers forget to breathe.
This disease is most sickly born in middle-aged men. The incidence of men is about 2 to 8 times that of women. On average, one in 20 adults suffers from this disease. The incidence rate of elderly people is 10%. In addition, people who are obese, too large tonsils, displaced nasal bones, too short jaw bones, alcoholism, smoking, and sleeping pills abusers are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea occurs during a person's sleep period. When the human body enters the sleep state, the external perception is in a kind of closed state, and we cannot perceive it. But we can use smart watches with sleep monitoring function to monitor our sleep state, such as Veepoo watch RIG, HUAWEI watch3, Apple watch, Xiaomi, Huami and other smart watches can monitor our sleep state.