90 Million Americans Suffer from Snoring
How Serious is your snoring issue?
Snoring can do a lot more harm than just annoy your partner—it can lead to serious health issues. About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring; as many as half of those may have the sleep disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). While OSA almost always causes loud and regular snoring, just because you snore doesn’t mean that you have OSA.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which your breathing is obstructed, causing you to wake up in order to start breathing again. Regular snoring doesn’t typically wake you up. One way to tell the difference between snoring and OSA is to look for the symptoms of sleep apnea: waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air, continual sleepiness during the day, and always snoozing with your mouth open.
It is important is you have any of the symptoms that are associated with sleep apnea to get screened because if left untreated can have very serious effects on heart health, cognitive health, weight, and many other body systems. Sleep and health are very closely related.
Get screened for Sleep Apnea if you suffer from any of these symptoms:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Feeling un-refreshed in the morning
- Morning Headaches
- Stop breathing during sleep
- Choking or gasping during sleep
- Awakening with dry mouth or sore throat
- Impaired emotional or mental functioning
- Poor concentration and forgetfulness
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Type II Diabetes
Our Team of Experts are here to help. Please call us today if you are experiencing any of these issues.