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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Survey Suggests a Majority of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cases Remain Undiagnosed



A new survey conducted by NovaSom and The American Sleep Apnea Association has found that as many as 85 percent of obstructive sleep apnea cases remain undiagnosed. The survey, which polled more than 500 American adults between the ages of 30 and 65, was consistent with previous surveys and studies that have found a similar percentage of adults are unaware of the symptoms of sleep apnea and are not certain when it is necessary to seek medical assistance.

If you believe you are suffering from sleep apnea, please find a sleep apnea dentist or call 866.727.6275 today to find a doctor in your area.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea, affecting an estimated 43 million Americans. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include loud snoring, choking and gasping while sleeping, and other nighttime disturbances. Untreated, the dangers of sleep apnea include an increased risk for heart disease and hypertension, along with cognitive disruptions and mood disorders.

Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea requires the assistance of an experienced sleep doctor. People who suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea should not delay in seeking medical help.

If you or a loved one is exhibiting any of the symptoms of sleep apnea, please contact an experienced sleep apnea doctor in your area to schedule a sleep evaluation today.

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