Estimated Number of Americans With Sleep Apnea
A sufferer of obstructive sleep apnea may experience 60 apneas per hour. This accounts for an average of 400 apneas per night!
Approximately 38,000 deaths occur on an annual basis that relate to cardiovascular problems that in one way or another are connected to sleep apnea.
Signs & Symptoms - What is Sleep Apnea
A potentially life-threating medical disorder that affects the way you sleep, causing abnormal breathing, and may even stop your body’s breathing completely. The muscle in the back of your throat relax during sleep, blocking your airway and often causing loud snoring.
Some of the symptoms are vague and may seem completely unrelated, which is why it important to see a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Some signs of sleep apnea include:
- Loud Snoring
- Memory Loss
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Reduced Attention
- Poor Concentration
- Driving Drowsy
Unfortunately, only a minority of sleep apnea sufferers have been diagnosed. We are working to change that in our community.