Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sleep Apnea's Link to Higher Death Risk

According to the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, an 18-year observational study supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute researchers has discovered that adults between the ages of 30 and 60 were 2-3 three times more likely to die from any cause if they suffer from sleep apnea than adults who do not suffer from this very serious breathing disorder that causes you to stop sleeping intermittently throughout your sleep cycle. Some sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing for several seconds hundreds of times per night.

In this study, 1,522 healthy men and women were tracked for over 13 years.

Approximately 12-18 million American men and women suffer from sleep disorders, and with the number of obese people rising each year, the number of people with sleep disorders will increase, also.

Sleep apnea is treatable. If you live in the Gurnee, Illinois area, sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Ira Shapira has helped countless people from all over the world with a variety of treatments.

Please contact "I Hate CPAP!" today to schedule a thorough consultation.

posted by Lynn at 9:11 AM