What is There to Know About Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea usually refers to pauses occurred while sleeping because the airway is obstructed during sleep, which can cause a variety of problems, such as diabetes, gout and heart disease
It is not an uncommon issue, actually an estimated 30 million adult Americans suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea which can cause high blood pressure, cardiac disease and even diabetes, being also one of the most prevalent health risk. Furthermore, people affected by sleep apnea are up to 4 times more prone to be involved in car accidents than people who do not suffer from it.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine states that sleep apnea is a “hidden” health crisis that is costing America billions of dollars per year. A problem that is more common in overweight middle-age men, which is a worrying fact since more than 35% of the country is considered obese.
This is now considered a common issue that affects more than a half of adult male population and one of every four for women. Sadly, most of the time it goes unnoticed by people who suffer from it.