Since cell regeneration, amongst a host of other critical functions of our body, occur while we sleep, it’s not surprising that a lack of it can cause serious health problems. Seeking treatment for OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) early on is key to preventing more serious, health related illnesses, even death.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Although patients are often older, obese and have thick necks, sleep apnea can occur in women and men of any body type or age. The severity of OSA progresses with age and/or weight gain.
- Unintentionally falling asleep during the day
- General daytime sleepiness
- Unrefreshed sleep
- Waking from sleep with a choking sound or gasping for breath
- Loud snoring
Untreated Sleep Apnea May Cause
- Cardiovascular mortality increased by 317% in people with untreated, severe OSA
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Excessive daytime tiredness
- Esophogeal acid reflex (GERD)
- Heart attack (50% of heart failure patients experience sleep disorder breathing)
Learn about the different treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)