Your excessive snoring could be more dangerous than just keeping someone else awake.
Whether you’re aware of it yourself or if someone else has told you – if you snore in your sleep you could actually be at risk of developing heart disease. Unfortunately for you – snoring can actually be a symptom of a condition known as sleep apnea, by which the tissue in your throat becomes over relaxed during sleep creating the vibrations that we commonly refer to as snoring. In extreme cases sleep apnea, which can be treated with the drug modafinil, has been known to cause death as the person suffering from it can actually cease breathing during sleep. However, recent research has also made links between snoring, sleep apnea and the onset of potentially fatal heart disease.
Heart diseases associated with sleep apnea.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has done much research into sleep apnea including sleep apnea and heart diseases. With so many people aged 40 and over developing heart disease it is of national importance, for the health of the nation, that all causes of it are thoroughly investigated. Of the known 2.5 million sufferers of heart disease in the USA, some 10% of those people have developed their heart disease due to also suffering from sleep apnea. If not treated with an appropriate dosage of modafinil sleep apnea can lead to anything from congestive heart failure to what is known as the silent killer – hypertension, or high blood pressure.
The reasons for this include the fact that sleep apnea and snoring can cause strain on the right side of the heart, by making it pump harder than normal to produce greater pressure in the lungs when exhaling to clear the obstruction in the throat. Those who are classed as being obese will often also snore quite heavily, many obese will people will simply put this down to their weight, but it could just as easily be due to sleep apnea. Anyone that is obese is already at risk of heart disease but leaving sleep apnea untreated will significantly raise this risk. So, if you are obese and snore heavily you should consult with your physician to determine if you should be using modafinil to combat sleep apnea. Finally, central sleep apnea, where the brain fails to tell your body to breathe during sleep, can be a cause of high blood pressure due to the irregular heartbeat patterns it creates. Central sleep apnea can also be treated with modafinil.
Don’t ignore your sleep apnea.
If you are or even suspect you are, suffering from sleep apnea the very worst thing you can do is ignore it. Sleep apnea, be it excessive snoring or failing to breathe whilst asleep, is often seen as a rather embarrassing illness, after all, who really wants to discuss their snoring with a doctor? However, the fact is that ignoring what may well seem to be just an embarrassment could have devastating consequences for you and your family should you become debilitated or even killed through entirely avoidable heart disease. There are several treatments for sleep apnea including modafinil prescriptions, all of which can protect you from life-threatening heart disease.
Sleep apnea and your health insurance.
Still not convinced you to need to take your snoring seriously? Then think on this one, if you are a heavy snorer and that snoring is actually due to sleep apnea you can manage it with a course of modafinil and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. But, if you should then go on to develop heart disease you cannot be blamed for ignoring an underlying symptom – meaning your health insurance should be valid. However, ignoring your sleep apnea and then developing heart disease – your health insurance could become void as you’ve failed to treat in good time the underlying cause!
Modafinil and post-stroke treatment.
Post-stroke depression: Modafinil can help with the treatment of post-stroke depression.
One form of heart disease commonly referred to as a stroke, until quite recently, often resulted in virtual immobility if not death soon afterward. Greatly improved stroke awareness and management in recent times now means that many people suffering a stroke can now survive it. However, in turn, that has led to an increase in people suffering post-stroke depression as they try to adjust their lives and become rehabilitated after the stroke. A surprising side-effect of modafinil is that it has been observed to be a useful anti-depressant drug for post-stroke patients. Modafinil is known to have norepinephrine agonist properties, which means it will act on the anterior hypothalamus – and so will function to some extent as a stimulant and general anti-depressive, as well as a sleep apnea treatment.