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Sleep Apnoea and its impact on anxiety

Anxiety is a common side-effect of Sleep Apnoea.

Sleep Apnoea can severely disrupt sleep, which can increase anxiety levels and you feel more worried, anxious and continuously stressed

Sleep Apnoea sees your breathing repeatedly interrupted throughout the night. This prevents 

It is often characterised by heavy snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, and causes severe tiredness during the day.

It is most common in overweight men, particularly aged 35 and over.

If you have Sleep Apnoea, then treating the condition will usually lead to a reduction in anxiety and stress levels through better sleep quality.

To treat Sleep Apnoea, you must first have taken a Sleep Test.

Sufferers of sleep apnoea and anxiety might experience the following symptoms:

  • Choking sensation during sleep
  • Snoring
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness- Panic attacks
  • Weakness
  • Sweating
  • Rapid and irregular heart beat
  • Shaking
  • Fear of dying (particularly by choking)
  • Sudden brief sensation of feeling hot and cold

Concerned you may have Sleep Apnoea? 

Read "Should I take a Sleep Test?" now.