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What is Sleep Apnea?

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA? SA is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing tor instances of abnormally low:breathing, during sleep. Apnea comes from a Greek word meaning "want of breath." Not only is it a chronic health problem, it can get worse over time. The average * adult needs 8 hours of sleep a*night 74% 40% * of Adults have sle├ęping problems a few times a week of Adults receive less than 7.hours of sleep WHO IS AFFECTED BY SLEEP APNEA? MEN are at a 3 times GREATER RISK 18 Million suffer 10 Million undiagnosed than WOMEN 70% Factors that increase RISK Smoking 3x more likely of Obese Adults suffer from SA High Blood Pressure 30% more likely WHAT IS AFFECTED BY SLEEP APNEA? Stress on the Heart Stress on the Brain 77% Hypertension 58% Cardic Arrhythmias 76% Congestive Heart Failure 90% Stroke Stress on the Libido 58% Mood Disorders Anxiety, Depression 69% Sexual Dysfunction Reaction time slowed Memory Loss Fatigue & Sleepiness DO I HAVE SLEEP APNEA? Consult Your Physician Provide a detailed sleep history to your doctor Obtain referral to a professional sleep center Arrange an overnight sleep study (Polysomnography) Brought to you by: http://www.steepassociation.org/inder.php?p-sleepapnespublic hittp://www.nhibl.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topica/sleepapnes http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleop-topics/obesity-and-sieep http://www.nhibi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/e txtbk/uppndx/apndx4.htm http://www.umm.adu/patiented/articles/what causas sleup_apnea 000065 3.htm EXPRESS MEDICAL SUPPLY, INC.

What is Sleep Apnea?

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This infograph outlines the risk factors, warning signs and affects of sleep apnea.

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