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Understanding Male Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea in Men

Sleep apnea is the periodic cessation of breathing during sleep. In its most severe form, obstructive sleep apnea, it can actually cause a man to wake up gasping for air.

Waking up and not being able to breath is unpleasant. But it doesn’t end there. Sleep apnea causes oxygen deprivation, which can put a strain on your heart.

Chronic sleep apnea can result in insomnia, which may lead to other symptoms like fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and low sex drive.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is usually caused by a restricted airway. Some people are born with restricted airways, while others develop this problem later in life.

Sleep apnea that develops later in life is typically caused by one or more of the following:

  • Low testosterone
  • Weight gain
  • Poor diet
  • Inactivity
  • Stress

Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Men

Balanced hormones and a healthy lifestyle are the best place to start. Here’s our approach:

  • Our doctors make sure hormones, especially testosterone, are balanced to healthy levels. Healthy levels of testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid will make maintaining a healthy lifestyle attainable.
  • We will encourage you to manage stress. Cortisol is released when you’re under stress. When released in large quantities for too long, cortisol can have detrimental effects on your body, including sleep apnea. Our doctors can provide treatment for elevated cortisol if appropriate.
  • Because excess fat can constrict your airway, we will encourage you to maintain a healthy weight. Balanced hormones will make this easier.
  • We will encourage you to exercise. Everything works better when you’re in good shape—this is no different.

Balanced hormones, especially testosterone, can help you breathe easier at night. That means better sleep. It means waking up rested and ready to take on the day. It means being your healthiest you. We’re ready. Are you? Learn more about TRT.

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