One of our body’s most incredible feats is its ability to
regenerate itself. This can be observed as our bodies heal after suffering a
wound, growing hair after it’s been cut, and sleeping when we are out of
energy. These processes are vitally important to our health and existence, and
when one of these processes no longer operates correctly, it can have dramatic
consequences on our lives.
Sleeping re-energizes us and allows our body to repair and replenish itself;
but when that process is interrupted, it can begin to affect all other areas of
our functioning. Sleep apnea, a breathing-related illness that occurs during slumber,
causes an individual to wake up multiple times during the night, preventing the
body from entering the REM sleep cycle which is needed for us to recuperate
from our exhaustion. Utilizing a breathing device such as a CPAP for fatigue
and exhaustion can help alleviate the problems that arise from lack of rest.
Sleep so Important?
Sleeping is a process which most of us take for granted
without ever really understanding why it’s so important. During the time when
we are asleep, our bodies have a chance to relax and recuperate. Our minds are
no different. Mental processes such as retaining information, forming new
ideas, and applying appropriate judgement are directly affected by the amount
of sleep we get. When we are resting, especially deep in the REM cycle
(dreaming), the body and brain have reduced responsibilities, and can use that
time to repair, rebuild, and recreate cells, tissues, and thoughts. When
afflictions such as sleep apnea interrupt this rejuvenation process, we begin
to experience a myriad of health-related issues. Next to the consumption of
water, sleep is the next most vital resource we need to survive and live
productive, happy lives.
Fatigue and Exhaustion
Sleep apnea can be caused by both physical and mental
issues, but the end result is the same either way. Physically, sleep apnea can
be caused by a blockage to the airways by an object such as the tongue, which
results in the sleeping person waking up continuously throughout the night.
Mentally, the brain may have "crossed wires” which fail to send out a signal
telling the lungs to breathe. In either case, the body reacts by waking up so
you can consciously take in oxygen.
A CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine helps
by gently pushing air (which can be heated or humidified
depending on your preferences) from the device, through a hose and into a
breathing mask which is worn while sleeping. The best CPAP professionals in the
GTA will help you choose a machine which is right for your particular illness
and breathing patterns, and also fit you for a mask to help make the process
comfortable and simplistic.
a CPAP for fatigue and exhaustion will not only help you get a full night’s
sleep, but will also help you return to the vital, active, energetic person you
were before you developed sleeping issues. Speak to a local provider today!