Prev post1 of 3Next Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is interrupted or even stopped involuntarily while sleeping. It can last for 10 seconds or more and may occur hundreds of times a night. Sleep apnea can be caused by blocked or narrowed airways in your nose, mouth
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.
In one 7-hour period of sleep, a person with obstructive sleep apnea can have as many as 420 apneas. This infographic from a dentist in Portland shows the risks associated with sleep apnea and suggests some treatments. Source: http://www.portlandsleepdentistry.com/643757/2013/02/11/when-rest-isnt-so-easy-understanding-sleep-apnea-basics-infographic.html