If you have fibromyalgia, you not only struggle with sleep due to body pain, but also have to deal with other symptoms that makes sleeping even more difficult. Some of these symptoms include frequent urination and chronic itching, as well as obstructive sleep apnea. Fibromyalgia and obstructive sleep apnea tend to go together more frequently that imagined.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a type of condition where you spontaneously stop breathing during your sleeping. After a few seconds, you start to breathe again, although not as deeply and evenly as you would. On the other hand, obstructive sleep apnea is different because in this state, the airway will actually close. This closing of the airway usually happen right after your throat or tongue relaxes.