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Sleep apnea can be a nightmare for your health, making it feel like you are living in a horror movie.

Is obstructive sleep apnea haunting your health?

Watch out for these six scary signs.

Take action before your health becomes a horror story.

Instead of screaming, pledge to "Stop the Snore" and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea.

It's time for the nightmare to end!

Six ways sleep apnea makes your life a horror movie

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Thomas M. Heffron  |  Oct 30, 2014
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Sleep apnea can be a nightmare for your health, making it feel like you are living in a horror movie. Is obstructive sleep apnea haunting your health? Watch out for these six scary signs:

1. Howling werewolf

Universal Pictures

Creepy noises will send a chill down the spine of your bed partner. Snoring. Gasping. Choking. Sleep apnea makes you sound like a werewolf, with our without a full moon.

2. Body snatchers

MGM

Sleep apnea can make you feel like the "real you" has been taken by body snatchers. You may feel depressed and lack motivation. You're just not yourself anymore.

3. Daytime zombie

Epic Records

Sleep apnea turns you into a daytime zombie. Tired. Fatigued. Exhausted. Irritable. You'll feel like a real monster.

4. Mad scientist

20th Century Fox

Sleep apnea attacks your brain like a mad scientist. Morning headaches. Memory loss. Trouble concentrating. Severe sleep apnea even increases your risk of stroke.

5. Blood sucker

Film Arts

Sleep apnea wants to suck your blood...pressure. And disrupt your heart rhythm. And give you a heart attack. Severe OSA can wreck your heart. You'll need more than garlic to stop this vampire.

6. Deadly nightmare

New Line Cinema

Ultimately, sleep apnea wants to kill you. Don't ignore the warning signs!

Take action before your health becomes a horror story. Instead of screaming, pledge to "Stop the Snore" and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea. It's time for the nightmare to end!

6 Comments

  1. 1 Casey Jones 20 Oct
    Wow, that is scary that sleep apnoea can cause so much harm!  My partner told me it sounds like I am choking in my sleep sometimes.  Maybe I should get checked out.
  2. 2 Sarah Anderton 14 Oct
    What a great article!

  3. 3 AASM 10 Aug
    Special suggestions: Weight loss and side sleeping can help reduce snoring. But loud snoring, breathing pauses, and choking or gasping sounds are warning signs that should be discussed with a doctor. A sleep study conducted by an AASM accredited sleep center can determine if your husband has sleep apnea. Effective treatments are available and can be life-changing - such as CPAP therapy and oral appliance therapy.
  4. 4 Drew Harrison 31 Jul
    What a funny article with the GIFs! It is good to laugh about problems sometimes so you don't take everything so seriously. I have a few friends with Sleep Apnea that would really get a chuckle out of this. Great post!
  5. 5 Irena Ryans 29 Jul
    This was the funniest article! My husband's sleep apnea totally makes him a "howling werewolf". He totally makes the creepiest noises! I'm going to follow your tip about figuring out a way to get rid of it. Do you have any special suggestions?
  6. 6 Callie Marie 01 Jul
    My dad has sleep apnea and when he doesn't treat it, it's true that he sounds like a werewolf. I didn't know that it could cause memory loss or headaches though. Thanks for the advice to anybody who has trouble sleeping due to sleep apnea.

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