Sleep Apnea and Depression
Posted on August 10, 2015
Studies show that more people are sleeping less than 6 hours per night, and we know that chronic sleep loss can cause weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the power of the immune system. It can also cause or worsen depression.
Poor sleep habits attribute to the above symptoms, and can be a result of sleep apnea. According to Dr. John Wallace, “Sleep Apnea is caused by a collapse of the airway behind the tongue.” Therapy is given with a CPAP machine to create a positive pressure and keep the airway clear.
You can reach South Central Sleep Center at (601) 426-2886. You do not need a referral to be seen.