Stop the Snore: 5 Risk Factors That May Require You to Talk About Sleep Apnea With Your Doctor

August 28, 2014 12:04 PM

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Stop the Snore: 5 Risk Factors That May Require You to Talk About Sleep Apnea With Your Doctor

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) -- a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep -- is dangerously on the rise. The disease afflicts at least 25 million American adults, and most of them remain untreated, increasing their risk of cardiac disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

If two or more of these signs and symptoms describe you, then you have a high risk for OSA and should talk to a doctor about sleep apnea. To find a local sleep specialist at an AASM-accredited sleep center, visit stopsnoringpledge.org.

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