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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (abbreviated OSA) is a serious sleep disorder that can lead to death if not treated. OSA is caused by a blockage in your airway that can disrupt your breathing while you sleep. This disruption in breathing can take place up to hundreds of times over the course of a night. You may not be aware this is happening, but it can have serious consequences. 18 million Americans suffer from OSA.

The two most common symptoms of OSA are excessive sleepiness (ES) during the day and loud snoring at night. Do you have OSA? Despite being so common, many people may not know they have OSA. Up to 82% of men and 93% of women with moderate to severe OSA have not been diagnosed and, therefore, are not receiving treatment. People with certain conditions are at higher risk for OSA.

Talk to your doctor about OSA if you have Obesity, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Abnormal heart rhythm (including at night or while sleeping), Stroke, Type 2 diabetes, high-risk driving populations, Preoperative for bariatric surgery.

Quick Links:

www.sleepapnea.org
www.sleepfoundation.org
www.amexdm.com

American Sleep Apnea Association PDF Articles:

>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Your medical history
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: A Guide to Understanding Your Sleep Study
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Diagnosis
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Choosing a PAP machine
>> Click here << to download pdf brochure: Choosing a mask