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Left untreated, Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. OSA, which represents the great preponderance of the cases,when left untreated can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems; it is associated with type 2 diabetes and depression; and is a factor in many traffic accidents and accidents with heavy machinery, owing to the persistent drowsiness suffered by many OSA patients before the disease is recognized and treated. The public and the health community are generally aware of the increasing obesity of Americans, a phenomenon related to the increase in sleep apnea. Few outside the sleep medicine community, however, are aware that too little good sleep appears to be as much a factor in obesity as too much food and too little exercise.
OSA can strike people of any age, including infants and children, but it is most frequently seen in men over 40, especially those who are overweight or obese.
YES! Snoring is A Sign of Sleep Apnea
However annoying sleep apnea snoring may be to a patient’s spouse, the more serious problem is the fact the patient stops breathing for just an instant numerous times each hour every night while they sleep. This cuts off the supply of oxygen to the body and results in poor quality of sleep, as well as a number of severe health issues. Dr. Grill can fit you with appliances that help you get a good night’s sleep by opening the airway.