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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Project Aims to Raise Global Awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

We All Snore in the Same Language is a recently launched project intended to raise global awareness of the health risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Snoring is the primary symptom of OSA, a condition that has been linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease, among other medical problems. We All Snore in the Same Language was started by SnoringIsn’tSexy.com and its affiliate Quietsleep, which advocate for the use of custom-made oral appliances in the treatment of sleep apnea.

The project grew out of a review of 2011 visitor data and sleep apnea treatment inquiries, which revealed that the website was visited by people from 192 countries on all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica). OSA is thought to affect approximately 20 million people in the United States alone.

The We All Snore in the Same Language campaign emphasizes that OSA can occur regardless of a person’s gender, race, religion or nationality. SnoringIsn’tSexy.com plans on compiling a YouTube video of people from around the world admitting “I snore too” in their native languages.

Although the project is designed to have fun with snoring as a symptom of OSA, its primary focus is to create awareness about the potentially deadly risks of sleep apnea and encourage people who suffer from chronic snoring and other OSA symptoms to seek diagnosis and treatment.

If you believe you or a loved one suffers from the symptoms of sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, please contact us to locate a dentist in your area who is qualified in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other breathing-related sleep disorders.

posted by Steve at 9:10 AM