We’ve all had days where we don’t feel our best, often due to a rough night’s sleep. But if you find yourself tired even after a full night of sleep more often than not, it might be a sign of something more serious.
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, with an estimated 80-90% of cases going undiagnosed.
The risk for sleep apnea increases with age and with being overweight or obese. Although apnea affects both genders, men are at higher risk than women. Diagnosis requires a sleep study, either in your home or at a sleep lab. The most common treatment involves use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious consequences such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, talk to your doctor. If your doctor determines that you’re not at risk for sleep apnea but that you snore more than you should, check out these snoring products tested and scored by sleep experts.