Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Syndrome is a life threatening disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. 40% of Americans (2 out of 5) snore and 40% of snorers have OSA with no signs or symptoms of the disease.
Serious repercussions /consequences of untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include:
Increased risk of stroke.
Increased high blood pressure.
Increased incidence of atrial-fibrillation.
Increased risk of diabetes.
Poor memory and other cognitive impairments.
Male impotence and decreased sex drive.
Headaches and migraines.
Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.
Increase in Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Increase in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.
Signs you or someone you love may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Sleep Disordered Breathing:
Waking up due to gasping or choking.
Excessive daytime sleepiness.
Nighttime grinding of teeth.
Restless or unrefreshed sleep.
Frequent waking during sleep.
How common is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
40% of adults over 40 snore. (approx. 87 million Americans)
9% of men and 4% of women suffer from some form of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (approx. 30 million Americans)
Less than 10% of OSA sufferers have been diagnosed. (approximately 3 million Americans)
Of those diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, less than 25% have been successfully treated.