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.
If left untreated, risks include high blood pressure, Heart disease and heart attack, stroke, automobile and work-related accidents.
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.
Breathing becomes regular, snoring stops, and restful sleep is restored.
- 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