How many people have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
- 4 in 100 middle-aged men and 2 in 100 middle-aged women have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- Approximately 95% remain undiagnosed and untreated.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea is as common as adult asthma.
What happens if Obstructive Sleep Apnea is not treated?
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and heart attack
- Automobile and work-related accidents
What is the treatment?
- The most common treatment is: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) pronounced “see-PAP.” Other less common treatments include surgery and oral appliances, which may be effective in certain individuals.
How does CPAP therapy work?
- Breathing becomes regular
- Snoring stops
- Restful sleep is restored
What are the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
- Snoring, interrupted by periods of silence or pauses in breathing
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day
- Poor judgment
- Memory loss
- Morning Headache