Although you won’t immediately suffer from serious bouts of depression, there will be times that you’ll feel more depressed than usual. This can result to mood swings if you become frustrated by your inability to pinpoint the cause of your depression.
Low Emotional Coping Abilities
We are faced by challenges everyday and many of these challenges require us to be emotionally resilient one way or another. Emotional resilience, however, is hard to achieve when your mind and body are tired due to sleep deprivation. Again, if you become surprised and disappointed by your sudden inability to cope emotionally, this could cause you to suffer from mood swings.
Poor Memory Recall
Memory recall may be an inborn talent or an acquired skill. Either way, you’ll be hard pressed to remember things if you are suffering, especially unknowingly, from sleep apnea. Consequently, if you find yourself frustrated by this then you’ll probably start suffering from mood swings again.
People suffering from sleep apnea are usually unable to benefit from regular exercise and moderate eating. Weight gain will naturally be the consequence and for image-conscious people, this can be reason enough to suffer from mood swings.
Accidents and Trauma
If you have recently suffered from an accident or any traumatic event, this may be the cause of your mood swings and not sleep apnea. In fact, sleep apnea may also be one of the results of such events.
Complications Caused by Sleep Apnea and Mood Swings
If you do not seek treatment immediately, sleep apnea and mood swings can lead to serious complications. Excessive sleep deprivation can make you nod off at the most inopportune times and make driving hazardous. Lack of sleep will also make you unhealthy and more vulnerable to various sicknesses. Last but not the least, sleep apnea and mood swings will not make you happy and good at work – two important qualities that every ideal employee has.