October 11, 2018
Apnea: the undiagnosed disorder that’s killing us as we sleep
Of the 54 million people in the United States thought to be living with sleep apnea, it is estimated that about 80% do not have a formal diagnosis. This means millions of Americans are deprived of oxygen each night without even knowing it. If left untreated, prolonged sleep apnea can lead to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, heart attack, stroke and sudden death.