FAQ

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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
  • Stroke
  • 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
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Morning Headache