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Study Focuses on Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Melatonin

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Melatonin?

Obstructive sleep apnea blocks the patient from getting to the fourth stage of sleep, which is the point in which melatonin is produced. So a patient with untreated obstructive sleep apnea would always have a low level of melatonin produced in their brain. This now aids obstructive sleep apnea to have a more adverse effect on the patient.

Treating obstructive sleep apnea is not really a complicated task. A lot of research has been put into its treatment, even before it gets adverse.

For children, preventing the obstructive sleep apnea disease is by noticing and correcting the following  in their routine activities: snorting, snoring and breathing. It is no news that children snore and this is due to reasons such as a respiratory infection, allergies, or a stuffy nose. This should be observed carefully, and should be corrected as soon as possible if the child does it consistently.

Other methods of controlling the obstructive sleep apnea disease have been researched also. But just take the one listed below into consideration

Research has been carried out to correct this disease and today, people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea can now be assessed by ultrasound images of the tongue that are captured when the patient performs simple breathing exercises to treat the disease.