Now, you may be wondering, "What does this have to do with snoring, I didn't come here for a health class refresher?" The answer to that is: because sleep apnea is a silent killer. You will likely never read "sleep apnea" as the cause of death on a death certificate, even though it may be the cause. Why? Because 80% of people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
The truth is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is directly related to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, anxiety, and many other ailments. It is a secret killer that is grossly misunderstood and a misdiagnosed disease.
What makes sleep apnea so deadly?
Sleep apnea essentially chokes you when you're sleeping. Your body is experiencing the exact same stress as if someone was putting their hands around your neck and squeezing…
On and off … over and over … sometimes up to 100 times in an hour.
Your body's stress levels go through the roof and your only sign is constantly waking up with a headache, tired, groggy and unable to focus.
Meanwhile your complex cardiovascular system is trying to make sense of the beating it takes, night after night, and begins working overtime to try to keep up. Putting strain on your heart, your arteries, your lungs...your entire body.
In addition to all of these staggering statistics, it's alarming that only 22 million Americans - 1 in 4 men and 1 in 10 women - have been officially and properly diagnosed with sleep apnea. When in reality, the number of sufferers is astronomically higher.
And most people who do find their way to seeking help are served a one-size-fits-all solution: the CPAP. This loud, intrusive, uncomfortable machine has found its way into 8 million bedrooms, however many users struggle to adapt and find relief.
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There's correlating evidence here that shows if more people were accurately diagnosed with sleep apnea and properly treated, they could decrease the likelihood of developing a myriad of maladies, ultimately adding quality...and years to their lives.
Sleep apnea is a silent killer, and millions of Americans will crawl into bed tonight with this ticking time bomb. If you even think you have this problem, it's very likely that you do. And that it's worse than you think.
The good news is, there are simple solutions available to treat your sleep apnea. You don't need to wait until it's too late, take action now.