Impact of Sleep Apnea
How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Quality of Life
How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Overall Health
Who Develops Sleep Apnea
The number of those who struggle with sleep apnea falls between 12 million and 40 million. Men and women are both vulnerable to apnea and its effects, but men are two to three times more likely to develop it than women. However, women face a higher risk of developing sleep apnea once they’re reached menopause. Beyond these factors, many of those who struggle with OSA are overweight, though weight alone isn’t a predictor of who will actually develop it.
Other factors that can influence the development of sleep apnea include:
- Nasal congestion
- Alcohol consumption
- Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
- Down’s syndrome
For patients who struggle with mixed sleep apnea or complex sleep apnea, the most common factors involved are those that can affect the brainstem. These problems include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Advanced arthritis
Want to Learn More?
Would you like to learn more about the various problems associated with sleep apnea, or are you concerned that you might be struggling with it? Dr. Barotz would be happy to have a discussion with you. During your visit, you can discuss your medical history and your symptoms, and our team can answer any questions you might have about the diagnosis or treatment of your condition. Give our office a call today to reserve your appointment.