Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea – or not

So, if your client is sawing logs like no other, this could certainly be a sign of sleep apnea. These episodes of loud snoring may very well be followed by quiet. When your client is quiet, this means that they have temporarily stopped breathing! That is what sleep apnea does to an individual!

A major concern is when that same client does awaken only to discover that they feel like they did not sleep well, that their sleep was interrupted several times in the night – not only by their lack of breathing, but by other physical issues, too, like constantly having to urinate, or simply not being able to sleep and clock watching. Another sign to watch for is if your client wakes with a headache or complains of a dry mouth. Each sign should be reported accordingly to their healthcare professional.

If your client is not diagnosed with sleep apnea, there may be a few things that you and your client can try to relieve their snoring. One is simply getting your client to roll over, or prop them up so that they do not snore. You may also try to get them to sleep in another position other than their back because back sleepers tend to snore. This is just the beginning of these suggestions. More will come tomorrow in fact in order to once again show your clients that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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