Sleep apnea can significantly affect your overall health in a negative way. It can also affect your mood. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea and are not being treated do not get quality sleep at night. Your body needs adequate sleep to function properly every day. If you have a young child or baby in your life, you know that the day after a poor night’s sleep can be challenging for everyone. A child will become cranky, irritable, and difficult to calm down. While adults may not act as badly as children, their moods can be rather similar.
Sleep Apnea and Your Mood
You need sleep for your body and mind to recharge. You need quality sleep to ensure that your body can function properly each day. When an adult experiences poor sleep over an extended period of time, they may notice a severe change in their mood. It is not uncommon for patients to become extremely sad and show signs of depression. A bad mood and depression can affect all aspects of your life. It can change the way you interact with your friends and family, and it can impact how often you leave your home.
Ways to Improve Your Mood
There are many ways that you can improve your mood. Some of the most common include taking a daily walk outside. Breathing in fresh air can be extremely refreshing. Yoga and meditation can be helpful as well. It is also important to take time each day to do something that you enjoy. Whether it is spending time with your family or taking time to work on a hobby, doing something that brings you joy will help you feel better.
If you have any questions about your sleep apnea treatment, be sure to contact us, and we will be happy to help! We provide sleep apnea and TMJ-related treatments to patients in all areas of Western New York as well as Canada. Be sure to contact one of our two offices located in Buffalo, NY and Rochester, NY to schedule an appointment.