Is the stress of managing your diabetes triggering sleep apnea? Check out these symptoms in the picture, then click on the link to read an article about sleep apnea in diabetics causing carbohydrate cravings. There are so many psychological and social stressors that can cause sleep apnea, which now has been shown to lead to even more issues for diabetics.
Patients with untreated sleep apnea were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment more than a decade earlier than those who slept well or without sleep apnea. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/07/sleep-apnea-memory-loss.aspx
Understanding Sleep Apnea Info graphic: New research could provide some restful nights for the 18 million North Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.In a recent study, scientists demonstrated that repeated obstruction of the airways requires release of the brain chemical noradrenaline. The release of this chemical helps the brain learn to breathe more effectively and purposefully.
Sleep disturbances can contribute to health issues or obstruct the healing process. Make an appointment at NIHA to get treated for a sleep appliance, continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or help with lifestyle changes. (202) 237-7000
Fatigue - you may win the battle, but you can't win the war
To improve your sleep patterns, be sure to turn off your brain at night and avoid stimulants. Having a 60 minute window to establish natural rhythms and take a bath 90 minutes before bed can help your body create a new bedtime routine that will end in success. #Energy #Fatigue