You Could have Sleep Apnea Without Knowing It
Posted: February 13, 2019
Do you suffer form snoring, daytime sleepiness and mood changes? These are all symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea is a common disorder among men and women in their 30s to 70s. When episodes of sleep apnea occur, the upper airways collapse causing an interruption in sleep and berating.
A study preformed in 2013 showed that the amount of people who are aware of the fact they have this disorder continues to grow. Sleep apnea affects, “10 percent of men aged 30 to 49, and 17 percent of men aged 50 to 70.” (Cleveland Clinic, 2018)
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS has stated that, “Sleep apnea is grossly under-recognized…We [doctors] estimate that 85 to 90 percent of people with sleep apnea in this country don’t know they have it.”
Read more at the Cleveland Clinic.
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