Sleep Apnea: Know the Facts

Sleep apnea impacts 100,000,000 people world-wide, including 5.4 million Canadians. I, Eddie the Yeti, want to increase awareness of this prevalent disorder to ensure those affected receive the treatment they need. We spend 1/3 of our life sleeping, so why not make the most of it! Keep reading to find out some facts about sleep apnea and how it can affect your day-to-day life.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common form of sleep disordered breathing and occurs when the upper airway is temporarily blocked during sleep, preventing air from entering the lungs. This results in shallow breathing or pauses called apneas. This condition disrupts sleep, causing patients to move out of a deep restful stage and sometimes wake up, as the body works to resume breathing.

Signs and Symptoms

  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Snoring
  • Gasping/choking while sleeping
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration

Left untreated you are at an increased risk for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Deteriorating memory and concentration

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