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Is your life at risk?




    Is your health at risk because of a sleep disorder???



    Do you snore??



    Does anyone ever tell you that you snore??



What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the soft structures and airway in the deep throat collapse and become obstructed, stopping air admission inside lungs.

Airway locking reduces the oxygen reaching the brain and the body. At this point, the brain informs the airway muscles to squeeze up in order to release air admission.  This locking process and clearing of the airway causes a significant sleep interruption and provokes loud snoring.

The most usual obstructive sleep apnea symptoms are:

– Loud snoring.

– Disturbed sleep.

– Repeated breathing interruptions.

– Irritability or  personality change.

– Drowsiness during the day.

– Lack of concentration and short memory.


20% of people with sleep disorder breathing do not snore.  Sleep disorders deprive 2 out of 4 Americans of a good night’s sleep and may increase your risk for serious medical conditions including:

heart disease
high blood pressure
difficulty losing weight
weight gain


Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.


Overall, sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed or blocked, disrupting sleep and breathing during sleep.
Because of all the cardiovascular damage that’s occurred because of sleep apnea, people with OSA are at great risk for heart attack and stroke.
OSA increases this risk more than any other single factor – including smoking, obesity etc.
Nearly 80% of nocturnal strokes can be directly attributed to OSA.
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