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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.