It is great that you took the first step to be evaluated and the great news is that you are not alone. Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that tens of millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate to severe sleep apnea undiagnosed. Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. Sleep apnea is also associated with diabetes and depression and is a major factor in many traffic accidents and mishaps with heavy machinery, usually due to fatigue. The public and the health community are generally aware of the increasing obesity of Americans, a phenomenon related to the increase in sleep apnea. Few outside the sleep medicine community, however, are aware that too little good sleep appears to be as much a factor in obesity as too much food and too little exercise. If you have been previously diagnosed but have waited to seek treatment, it is important to realize that recent advancements in technology have led to the latest generation of CPAP machines to be quiet, efficient and minimally obtrusive. Large and bulky full face masks have given way to new smaller masks that fit inside the nostrils which most patients find quite comfortable. To learn more about new advances in treatment options, please check out our research pages on our website and if you think that you are ready to explore your treatment options to help you live longer with a higher quality of life, then please consider scheduling an appointment from the homepage on our website so that we can get you started on the road to recovery.
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