Q: I am very tired and depressed. Is there a way to find out if my sleep apnea is causing the depression?
A: Yes, but first you need to understand that there are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airway constricts during low-oxygen periods (generally at night). Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain does not turn off breathing after it stops signaling your muscles to breathe. While central may be more serious than obstructive, all forms can cause problems with daytime drowsiness or fatigue as well as bad moods, poor concentration and memory lapses due to slowed brain activity.
Q: My husband has been unable to work for three months because he snores loudly all night long – even though he takes a sleeping pill every day before bedtime! How much should we pay an attorney for this kind of case? What do we have to offer him in terms of financial support? Should our children help us financially too? Do we hire a lawyer from the beginning or wait until something happens … like he gets fired from his job due to lack of efficiency while asleep?! … If so, do we get any legal aid from the government?? Also how does one go about getting such services without falling into poverty or bankruptcy??? Grasping at straws here!! Any answers would be appreciated!!! We will lose everything if anything goes wrong! We have worked hard