Sleep Apnea and Receiving Social Security Disability
Do you wake up feeling weary and sluggish after a full night's sleep? Do people tell you that you snore loudly? Do you get sleepy during the day? If the answer is, "Yes", to these questions you may have sleep apnea. Apnea is Greek for "without breath."
In this potentially serious sleep disorder, breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. These breathing pauses in your sleep can happen hundreds of times during your sleep and can last often times for a minute or longer. Usually, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a choking sound or loud snort.
Sleep apnea is usually a chronic condition that disrupts your sleep 3 or more nights each week. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow. This results in poor sleep quality that makes you feel tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
There are 3 main types of sleep apnea. There is obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common type. This kind of sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea happens when your brain does not send proper signals to your muscles that control breathing. The third type of sleep apnea is complex sleep apnea. This is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apneas.
Some of the main risk factors for getting sleep apnea are high blood pressure, a thick neck, obesity, a narrowed airway, a family history of sleep apnea, being male, smoking, use of alcohol, sedatives, or tranquilizers and being over the age of 40. However, sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children.
The effects caused by obstructive and central sleep apnea are similar making it difficult to determine which type you have. Some of these effects are:
§ Loud snoring
§ Awaking with a sore throat or a dry mouth
§ Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
§ Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
§ Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
§ Morning headache
§ Observed episodes of pauses in breathing during sleep.
Sleep apnea and/or complications resulting from it may be why you or a loved one is unable to work. This disorder may be the cause of your disability.
Consequently, you may need help. You may need financial aid.
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you or your loved one denied?
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