Jakarta, IO – Does the snoring of your spouse bother you? Yes, they would never admit to snoring! They might complain of less energy than normal upon awakening, having trouble concentrating, or getting fussy and temperamental, though.
Beware: they may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)! Over the long term, this might turn into a risk factor of blood sugar regulation problems and other metabolic syndromes.
What is OSA, actually?
“OSA is when your breathing gets obstructed, or even stops when you are sleeping. It is indicated by snoring and/or frequently waking up, whether fully or half-awake. This obstruction impedes the oxygen you breathe from getting to, or past, the lower respiratory channel. In the long term, this reduction in sleep quality in turn results in lowered mobility, uncontrolled hypertension and other metabolic syndromes. These oxygen insufficiency episodes forces your body to work hard at night and deprives you of a restful sleep, which is necessary for your daily life,” said Dr. dr. Elvie Zulka K. Rachmawati, Sp.THTKL(K), nose, ear, throat, and head specialist from Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Jakarta, in the “Supplemental Checks for Obstructive Sleep Apnea” live IG session held on Monday (05/09/2022).